The First Congregational Church of Fremont, especially the wood shop, had a need and the Fremont High School football team agreed to “tackle it.” A large amount of wood needed to be transferred on a flatbed trailer from a local barn to our church Congo Wood Shop at 714 Hillcrest in Fremont.
The players arrived at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 22 at the church. After doing some heavy lifting at the church, the Congo wood shop crew, led by Wood Shop Manager Bernie Denny, served the team and helpers lunch.
Then it was off to the local barn to load the long rough sawn timbers onto a flatbed trailer. The team worked the assembly line with other wood shop volunteers for an hour and a half loading the wood and then unloading it back at the wood shop.
It was great to observe the teamwork and work ethic. The wood shop is very grateful for the team's help.
Other FHS football players were in Hesperia putting together a playset for a family.
Head Coach Jason Carpenter is to be commended for organizing his team to do these community service projects. There is more to sports than practicing and playing games. The life lessons learned by players involved in projects like these are lasting memories that build character by serving others.
Thank you FHS Football Team
First Congregational Church of Fremont
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