FAYETTE, Iowa (March 29, 2012) – Once again, hundreds of students, faculty and staff from Upper Iowa University will spread throughout the Fayette area painting, cleaning, and helping their neighbors during the 6th Annual Fayette Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday April 18.
Upper Iowa volunteers will be helping with about two dozen service projects, and then celebrating work well done at a picnic at noon in Cardinal Park. Projects include work at individual residents' homes; at North Fayette Middle School; along the Volga River, the bike trail and Klock's Island; along local highways and at the cemetery on old Highway 150; at Rainbowland and Maple Crest Manor; in downtown Fayette; at local churches; at Big Rock Golf Course; and on campus. In addition, volunteers will help Meals on Wheels, go door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items for the Fayette County Food Pantry, and safely recycle and dispose of computer-related equipment. All food items should be left on a porch or other visible location.
The computer drive, organized by Heartlanding, includes anything computer-related, including laptops, computers, monitors, network equipment, computer parts, cables and wires, motherboards, PC and memory cards, hard drives, and CPU towers. All data associated with the computers will be destroyed before they are recycled or discarded. Equipment can be dropped off outside the Professional Building on Clark Street. For more information, call 563-425-5955.
"This has been a win-win program for the students of UIU and the Fayette community. Students have an opportunity to give of themselves, and the Fayette community is a better and prettier place to live and work," said Louise Scott, UIU dean of student development. "I hear so many wonderful comments from the residents of Fayette about the great work the students do. The goodwill that this annual event promotes is astounding."
Rain date for the event is April 25. For more information, contact Student Development at 563-425-5209.
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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