In commemoration of the Sept. 11 tragedy, the Fayette County YouthBuild group decided to give back to the community. They dedicated the entire September day to a service project at the Spring Grove United Methodist Church, built in 1878.
Participants used brooms, scrapers and spackle to prepare a huge front wall for a new coat of paint in the church sanctuary. Outside, everyone pulled weeds, trimmed flowerbeds and tidied around the bases of the huge old trees that grace the property.
Pastor Tom Payton said, “This gives the church a great start on some remodeling and we sure do appreciate it.”
The church provided snacks and lunch to the tired YouthBuild workers.
YouthBuild instructors Vickey Leasure, Ph.D, and Michelle Callendar both pitched in with the work agreeing that the project provided a silver lining to a dark day in our history.