Wright State students spend break helping out in Athens area


During a week when the vast majority of Ohio University students hightailed it out of Athens for spring break, a group of college students from another institution picked our county as their spring break destination.

But they didn’t come here for recreation. Rather, the group of 15 students and three faculty members from Wright State University in Dayton came to Athens County as part of a public-service work retreat. The project has been coordinated with the Good Works homeless shelter in Athens, which also has served as host during the six-day project.

Since last Friday, the Wright State volunteers have been working on a great variety of public-service projects in Athens County and the surrounding region, among them trail construction, agricultural initiatives and Good Works’ Neighbors Helping Neighbors program, as well as doing a variety of mainly outdoor work with Green Edge Gardens in Amesville, the Monday Creek Restoration Project in New Straitsville, Rural Action, local churches and the village of Glouster.

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