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Great Days of Service registration open
By Sandy Barber
Oct 10, 2019
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Bonham, Texas -- Registration is open for Bonham’s ninth annual Great Days of Service.  On Oct 12, volunteers will check-in at the First Baptist Church’s fellowship hall starting at 8:00 a.m. and be treated to a pancake breakfast by the First United Methodist Church.  By 9:00 a.m. volunteers will be sent out to begin work on several different service projects.

 

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Volunteers are encouraged to sign up soon at www.gds-bonham.org.  Some projects have limits to the numbers of volunteers.  The service project at Powder Creek Playground has already filled up.  Children and youth under age 18 are welcome to volunteer, as long as they have a responsible adult that will stay with them.

 

 

Service projects still in need of volunteers include:

 

·         Community Clean-up – volunteers will pick up trash, pull weeds, put out mulch, weed-eat, rake leaves, pick up branches and clean up at 3 local cemeteries: Gates-Hill, Bailey Inglish and Willow Wild

·         Food Drive – volunteers will sort, move and re-stock the shelves of local organizations who give food to hungry people.   

·         Nursing Homes – volunteers will deliver socks and visit with residents of local nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

·         Fannin County Children’s Center – volunteers are needed to do yard work (trim bushes, weedeating) and deep cleaning inside the center.  

·         Open Arms Shelter – volunteers are needed to paint the outside of the new homeless shelter

·         Recycling Project - Fannin County Literacy Council provides free literacy classes and GED prep classes for adults.  In order to raise funds to support these classes, they will once again be hosting the Recycling Project.  Everyone is encouraged to clean out their homes of unwanted items and bring them to the Fannin County Precinct 4 Barn at 1369 E. Sam Rayburn Drive, Bonham on Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.  A few more volunteers are needed to help unload cars and trucks bringing items for recycling. For a complete list of items that will be accepted, go to www.gds-bonham.org.

Register Now - Those interested in volunteering for any of the service projects should register at www.gds-bonham.org. This will allow the leaders to plan accordingly and especially how much food is needed for the pancake breakfast.  Some projects have limits on the number of volunteers who can sign up.  Late and on-site registrations will still be accepted, but there will be less choices in what service projects to work on.  Sign up at www.gds-bonham.org.