September 2, 2014

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Local students perform service across state; thank local businesses for their support Print E-mail

Mackenzie Moore was one of 28 high school students that participated in an eight-day trip performing services across the commonwealth of Kentucky and learning about the area's rich, cultural history.

Dear Editor,

Y-Corps Service to the commonwealth consisted of 28 high school students from all over the state. We traveled around Kentucky for eight days while taking part in service projects and learning more about our commonwealth.

We started off in Louisville with Youth Build and from there we traveled to Owensboro to help the International Bluegrass Museum. We stopped at Bowling Green and helped Community Action, and then stopped at the Corvette Museum and a water park. We took a tour at Mammoth Cave then surprised a volunteer with house supplies after a fire destroyed her house. My favorite day was when we assisted the Christ Outreach for the Blind in Rockcastle, the same day we drove to the Kentucky Horse Park and helped clean up the buckets and stalls for the horses. That night we stopped and had some fun at the Anderson County Fair! Our final full day was spent at Kentucky YMCA in Frankfort working on building a shed, organizing, and painting. That night we worked at Central Park in Louisville with Shakespeare in the Park.

This trip was a blessing and I want to thank Woodhead Funeral Home, Xanadu Salon, Houchens, and Peoples Funeral Home for donating money towards the trip and I want to thank everyone who helped me fund-raise. I also want to thank Senior Council for letting me get almost all my volunteer hours in with them!

Thank you,
Mackenzie Moore