On May 13th, over 1,000 volunteers from St. Andrew’s, St. Luke’s, The Highlands Ranch Stake, and community members throughout Highlands Ranch participated in over 50 service projects in the Denver Metro Area. Over 3,500 hours of service were completed as volunteers sorted diapers for the Rocky Mountain Diaper Depot, decorated bags for Meals on Wheels, painted a local elementary school, and so much more! A fabulous day was had by all!
Here is one person’s account:
Thank you to those on the Just Serve committee who helped us connect with the Big Serve event today. It was a great experience serving along side folks from St. Andrews Church to clean up the CCH Renaissance Children’s Center (1797 Kendall St, Lakewood). There were many people there from St. Andrews Church (approx. 30?). Wehelped them weed and prepare the children’s garden boxes, mow the lawn, teach a man at the center how to run a lawn mower, and generally clean up. Several people worked inside the building painting about 4 rooms. The help was needed and appreciated.
In the evening a worship service and taco bar was held for volunteers. About 100 people attended for a wonderful night of fellowship!
We hope to make this a wonderful annual tradition to join with our community and those of other faiths to make a difference in our community!
For all of you Mormon History buffs, this event is for you:
1:30-3 PM, Saturday May 13th at the Parker Library, 20105 E Mainstreet, Room 254, Parker
Parker Genealogical Society business meeting starts at 1:30, followed by the speaker at 2 PM.
Bea W. Barton has been involved in documenting local history for more than 20 years in Douglas County. Emphasis on Colorado as an unorganized territory in 1846. Bringing history and genealogy together, she has established the route of the Mormon Battalion as it came through Parker in 1846-47. Also included are stories of local pioneers.