Eureka College Students to Hold 10th Annual Maroon and Golden Rule Service Project
April 09, 2018
EUREKA, Ill. – For the tenth straight year, Eureka College students will hold a community service project to provide Eureka residents and organizations with free spring cleanup. The service day will be Saturday, April 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Since its inception, approximately 450 students have assisted approximately 115 residents and organizations with projects including yard work, painting, washing windows, moving furniture and spring cleaning.
The project stems from a grant received by Eureka College from Illinois Campus Compact to promote leadership and citizenship in the community. The grant covered the cost of launching the project, which takes its name from the Eureka College school colors of maroon and gold.
“Preparation for the event has me excited to send students into the community,” Eureka College Student Coordinator of Community Service Lauren Fitzanko said. “Maroon and Gold is a service opportunity for students and community members alike to unify Woodford County and Eureka College. Students are as happy to give help as community members are to receive it.”