AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) — The Aiken County Public School District is rolling up its sleeves to give back to the community.
It’s all apart of the District’s 4th annual ONE K-12 COMMUNITY DAY OF CARING on Saturday, September 21.
The event, usually devoted to making improvements at area schools, now changing things up this year.”This year we’ve reversed it,” Interim Superintendent King Laurence told NewsChannel 6’s Shawn Cabbagestalk. “We’ve asked our schools and school personnel to go into the community and serve so there are a lot of exciting projects that are going to be going on,” he added.
We’re told most schools are working individually on community service projects, but several have partnered with one another to work on projects together.
“Community groups, volunteers and individuals have given thousands of hours over the last three years during this annual day of service,” Aiken County Public Schools’ Director of Communications and Community Partnerships Merry Glenne Piccolino said. “We look forward to demonstrating our collective appreciation by going out into the community just as the community has come into our schools for a little sprucing up and support,” she added.
Saturday is expected to be the school system’s largest community service event of its kind to date — with dozens of projects taking place over Aiken County.