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Bethany Christian students participate in Service Day

Bethany Christian High School students cleaned up streets, rivers and helped local nonprofit organizations Wednesday, May 15.

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 7:04 p.m.

Local students participated in Service Day on Wednesday, May 14, by cleaning their city, county parks and assisting local nonprofit organizations.

Service Day allows students at Bethany Christian High School to learn the value of serving others.

Some students rode their bicycles and cleaned up trash along city paths. Other students canoed down the Elkhart river and picked up litter, including toys, softballs, glass and a toilet. Senior Lynea Brubacher Kaethler said they even found a dead turtle while clearing the river of trash.

“That was a reminder of why we do it. Trash is harmful to our environment,” Kaethler said.

Other students planted a garden for Church Community Services in Elkhart, helped build a house for Habitat for Humanity in Bristol and assisted other nonprofit organizations with other projects.

 Burning Man participants walk through dust at the annual Burning Man event on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Organizers call Burning Man the largest outdoor arts festival in North America, with its drum circles, decorated art cars, guerrilla theatrics and colorful theme camps. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Andy Barron)

Updated at 9:30 p.m.
 A mother and child lie on the bed in the bomb shelter in Petrovskiy district, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Monday Sept. 1, 2014. The Petrovskiy district of Donetsk is currently a frontline and one of the districts which has suffered the most from the artillery fights between Ukrainian army and Pro-Pussian rebels. (AP Photo/Mstislav Chernov)

Updated at 9:00 p.m.
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