Fulton Independent Schools have successful Spring Clean 2014

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Seventeen students gave up about 30 hours of their Spring Break time recently to participate in a local community service project organized by Mike Thomas, FIS Community Education Director. During Spring Clean ’14, the students along with Fred Robinson, Ben Harned and 15 volunteers from the community spent that time cleaning up yards and getting various areas ready for the spring and summer months.

The students included Tyler Bishop, Bobby Burns, Cameron Dodson, Mason Garland, Erica Hamlin, Gabe Harned, Devin Hines, Marvonte Hobbs, Brett Jenkins, Demarco Joy, Hunter Leeman, Cameron Madding, Keith Martin, Mary Katherine Miller, Henry Murphy, Latakia Thomas, and Michael Thomas Jr.

Project sponsors included Ricky Parnell and the Fulton County Detention Center who donated rakes; Lowes of Union City who donated rakes and garbage bags; Builders Supply, who donated garbage bags; Fulton Public Works, who donated gloves and safety glasses, and Tractor Supply of Union City who donated work gloves. Sponsors for the neon safety T-shirts worn by the students were Bucks Party Mart; The Keg; Advance Auto Parts; Pizza Hut; Cash Express; Brooks Chapel Church;  Jody Ware, General Manager at Wendy’s; Double J Towing and Auto Service; Fulton/South Fulton Rotary Club; Marathon Gas Station; and Subway. Food and drink sponsors were Turner Dairy, Domino’s Pizza and Pizza Hut.

“I want to thank all the people who helped make this a huge success,” Thomas said. “It went great and we helped several residents that needed assistance.”

Spring Clean ’14 received international recognition by being featured on the Global Youth Service Day ’14 website prior to the project’s completion.

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