52 College and High School Students assist in Community Service at E.E. Bass
The E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center hosted 52 college and high school students from Illinois State University, Bemidji State University, Indiana State University and Leland High School this past Sunday as part of the Pay it Forward Tour. These 52 volunteers spent 2 hours completing community service for the 6 organizations that are represented in the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center on Main Street; The E.E. Bass Foundation, Greenville Arts Council, Delta Center Stage, Delta Children’s Museum, Delta Symphony Association, and Greenville Renaissance Scholars. Student moved furniture, organized classrooms, stuffed envelopes, and painted.
“It is true what they say, many hands make light work. It was amazing what was accomplished in just 2 hours. The students brought such positive energy to the building and were so excited and passionate about the work they were completing; it was very inspirational,” said MacKenzie Stroh, Executive Director of the Greenville Arts Council.
The E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center will be hosting two more college groups as part of the Pay it Forward tour. Michigan State will be arrive Monday, March 7 and will complete their service on Tuesday morning from 9-12 pm. College of Saint Scholastic in Minnesota will be visiting Greenville on March 15 and they will be completing their project on March 16 from 9-12 pm.
Students Today Leaders Forever is a group of students who engage in service projects throughout the country through the Pay it Forward Tour. For more information visit their website at www.stlf.net/ or contact Megan Hines at the Greenville Arts Council at 662-332-2246.