Devoted to the Community WWC Holds Annual Service Day

December 01, 2005 | Kristi Spurgeon

Get out and help others. That’s the theory behind Walla Walla College’s annual Service Day, and this year more than 200 faculty members, staff, and students did just that.

The Service Day participants met on campus for an early pancake breakfast. Then, members of the WWC family spent a majority of the day doing work around the Walla Walla Valley, including yard work at elderly people’s homes, cleaning up area parks and cemeteries, and working at schools. Overall, WWC tackled 32 projects.

Junior theology major Nick Jones spent part of his day at Walla Walla’s veterans hospital, scrubbing and rinsing large outdoor signs. “Even though I ended up soaking wet, it was fun to get out and do something for other people,” he said.

“Service Day is so important because it allows us to take a break from our everyday stresses,” said Courtni Mundy, Service Day coordinator and a junior speech communication major. “It also helps build a relationship with our community, showing them what it means to be a Christian.”