Mt. Vernon High School continues tradition of giving thanks with service

Angel Daniels

Students pose for a photo after they helped at Kings Way Christian Church with cleanup around the church and Great Beginnings Daycare playground. (Photo submitted)

Reese Barrett and Rylee Simons helped collect food donations from the schools to be delivered to and distributed by Holiday Central (Photo by Angel Daniels)

Jake Leeper helps Noah Brown learn his letters. (Photo by Angel Daniels)

Mt. Vernon students along with Missouri State Representative Mitch Boggs dug up and filled holes around the 175 headstones located in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Hillcrest Cemetery is the final resting place of some of the patients who passed away at the old chest hospital. (Photo submitted)

On Tuesday, Nov. 21, Mt. Vernon High School students once again participated in the annual Mt’neer Serve Day. This year marks the fifth year of the event, 389 students and 29 teachers participated in serving 27 local businesses and organizations generating 1,672 hours of community service as a way to say ‘Thank You’ for all the love and support the community shows them.
Some of the places the students served were the Early Learning Center, the Elementary School, Holiday Central, Kings Way Christian Church, Hills Feed & More, Hillcrest Cemetery and Spirit of ‘76 Park. Students helped with a wide variety of projects from reading to preschool and kindergarten students to digging up 175 headstones and filling the holes around the stones with cement in the Hillcrest Cemetery which is the burial site for the old chest hospital.


Lawrence County Record

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Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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