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Volunteers plan to clean Purdy Court Park

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A group of volunteers in Shelbyville is striving to make a difference in the community, and is asking for additional help. The volunteer project will take place on Join Hands Day -- Saturday, May 5 -- a national day of service sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America and other fraternal befefit societies.

The project will be at Purdy Court Park at 907 Purdy Ct., and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers in Shelbyville will remove debris from the basketball court, paint the backboards and posts and beautify the area.

National effort

Join Hands Day is a national day of service designed to bring youth and adults together to plan and implement volunteer service projects in their communities. As the generations work sided by side, they learn more about each other, sparking a new level of understanding and respect.

"Modern Woodmen is proud of the thousands of volunteers nationwide who give back on Join Hands Day," says Steve Van Speybroeck, Modern Woodmen's fraternal director. "We're encouraging local community organizations to join hands with us this year."

How to help

Dusty Stearns, project coordinator for the local initiative, agrees. "We want to make a difference in our community on May 5. By connecting with others, we can make an even greater impact."

For more information or to volunteer your time to help with the local Join Hands Day project, contact Stearns at (615) 962-2047, or visit www.modern-woodmen.org.