THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
PDP Schools 5th Day of Caring on May 18th
Issue Date: June 2, 2022
More than 200 students from the Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School District participated in the school's 5th annual Day of Caring on May 18th. Students worked outside of their classrooms around school grounds, local beaches and parks, and at local cemeteries in the towns of Beecher, Dunbar, and Pembine. The Day of Caring started five years ago when a group of students rallied together to start a club that focuses on community service. This evolved to a school-wide event and has grown throughout the years. The students thought it was important to provide community service as a way to pay it back to the community.
In the past, students have worked in the clothes closet, provided free car washes, and cleaned the school grounds. This year's activities included cleaning up beaches and spreading new beach sand, raking and clean-up at the town parks, planting flowers along the highway, making cards for veterans at the IM VA, placing flags at local cemeteries, and much more. Middle and High School students spent their entire day serving at various locations throughout the towns while elementary students worked in and near the school. This year was particularly special because the local towns of Beecher, Dunbar, and Pembine requested to work along side the students. The towns provided the equipment needed and worked with the students to achieve many projects in order to better our local community.
Many donations from local businesses were made including a load of topsoil from Mike Berg Trucking and flowers from the Pembine Cemetery Association and Rain Dancers. The school district and the Town of Pembine also donated flowers to be planted throughout the town, American Legion Park, and the school grounds. Students also got to work alongside local organizations such as the Rain Dancers who honor those long past at the local cemeteries as well as the local American Legion by placing flowers and flags the graves of fallen veterans.