By Jan Tuman
The Relay For Life has always been one of the signature events White Cloud’s Voice of Reason has participated in as a group activity. With its absence form the schedule in our county this year the group decided to alter plans a bit and launched their first “Day of Service” on Saturday, April 21st.
It was a day of much work and many laughs.
Beginning at 8:00am, the group raked and hauled leaves at and around the city offices.
At 10:30, it was trash pick-up time along M-37, from the river to the city office, then at noon, we were served lunch at the White Cloud Methodist Church by their ladies group.
Well fed and re-energized the VOR did a little work in the Methodist Church Food Pantry, moving furniture out to the garage and tearing down a ceiling while discarding all of the old drywall and the subsequent mess created outside.
From there the group tackled the proliferation of leaves that tend to gather in large numbers at the White Cloud Cemetery. Reports indicate that while millions of leaves were relocated their brethren remain in force.
At 6:30 it was time for a little dinner at the high school cafeteria followed by games,videos and general merrymaking that occurs after a day long successful group effort..
The first “Day of Service” was deemed a success with members are already talking about “DOS II”.
Participants to be found in the various photos are: Ella Bowman, Emily Feldpausch, Madeleine Seabrook, Olivia Bowman, Hannah Brown, Allie Schulz, Madison Smith, Naomi Thompson, Jemi Perrin, Haley Foster, Cassie Watson, Chloe Stevens, Trent Jones, Hallie Schulz, Elexis Plotts, Isabelle Cruzan and Jan Tuman