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25th Annual Spirit of Service Day

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 26 2014 1:05 PM

DOTHAN: The kick-off of the 2014 Houston County Spirit of Service was held at Eagle Eye Outfitters Inc, located at 3736 Ross Clark Circle. Saturday, April 5 will mark the 25th year volunteers have participated in the community beautification initiative. This year's Spirit of Service Task Force is being chaired by Pat Thomas, Dothan Awning and Exteriors.

The Task Force represents individuals from government, business, and civic groups throughout Houston County. The Task Force works diligently each year to make the endeavor a continued success; however, the success depends entirely on community participation.

"Spirit of Service is a day designed to give everyone in Houston County the opportunity to get out there and volunteer," said Linda Kelley, Chamber's director of community development and Spirit of Service coordinator. In the "spirit of service," there is something that every business, school, civic organization, or special interest group can accomplish for the betterment of Houston County. Projects may include anything from large beautification efforts to meeting the needs of an individual or family.

This year's Spirit of Service Day is partnering with Houston County Gives Day. The main focus this year is to spotlight nonprofit organizations in Houston County and the valuable services they provide to our community. Among the organizations/schools needing volunteers are Landmark Park, Aunt Katie's Community Garden, Jerry Lee Faine Elementary School and Hidden Lake Elementary School. Wiregrass Habitat for Humanity will start a new home in Ashford on Spirit of Service Day.

For more information on the 25th Spirit of Service Day, to register a project, or to find out how you can help, call Linda Kelley at the Chamber, 792-5138.


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