In observance of the national, annual Make a Difference Day, planned for the fourth Saturday in October, students and other volunteers will meet at the Main Street Park where they will organize into groups that will help with a carnival for the children of deployed soldiers or go to the homes of some of the families and do service.
Rashelle Jensen, Service Corps club president, said they have been working with the Triple Deuce Family Readiness Groups to identify needs the families have and get the word out to families that the carnival and service are available.
Those interested in volunteering should meet at the Main Street Park at 9 a.m. Saturday, and the event will run until about 11 a.m. or noon. Refreshments will be available afterward.
Jensen said at the homes of military families they hope to do yard work, housework, and anything needed to help them get ready for winter.
At the carnival in the park, they will have face painting, story hour, pumpkin painting, a fish pond, and active games for the kids.
The Service Engagement Center, formerly the Service and Learning Center, has been planning service projects for Make a Difference Day for several years now, Jensen said. Last year they had a carnival to raise money for the Iron County Care and Share’s new homeless shelter, and when the Triple Deuce was last deployed they did a 5K run to raise money to benefit the families, she said.