ased on the photos on these pages, you might not guess that these MLC students are doing service projects. But they are. Through a new club on campus called Anchor, students are taking their heart for service to a whole new level.
This fall, enthusiasm ran high as 62 people showed up at the September meeting and started signing up for the service projects. Those projects are the heart of the club. Aaron gives us some highlights:
Anchor got off the ground last year when a small group of students led by Marc Shambeau (Manitowoc LHS), Greg Holzhueter (MVL), and Aaron Duve (Heritage HS-Saginaw MI) organized a “Black Tie Affair,” a casino night complete with formal dress, dancing, games, and prizes at the historic Turner Hall. When more than a quarter of the student body attended (200+ students) and more than $1,300 was raised for Haiti hurricane relief, the students knew that something new and special was happening.
’40s & ’50s Night at Oak Hills Living Center: “We came to
A constitution and Student Senate approval gave Anchor official club status on campus. “We are anchored in Christ,” explains 2010-2011 President Aaron Duve. “Our symbol, the anchor, has a crosspiece and two hooks, which represent our service to school and community.”
the nursing home in period costume,” Aaron explains, “played and sang music from that era, did some of the dances, and gave a trivia quiz on the times.”
Blooming Bulbs at Oak Hills Living Center: Last May,
Anchor members painted pots and planted bulbs in them so that the Oak Hills residents would remember them while they were gone over the summer. “The residents started crying,” Aaron says. “Some even said, ‘We might not be here when you get back Anchor member Matt Augustine (Manitowoc LHS) helps a resident frost some music notes cookies.
Anchored Anchor members Marc Shambeau (Manitowoc LHS) and Julie Boggs (LPS) demonstrate some 1940s dance steps to nursing home residents.
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Casino-style games helped Anchor net $1,300 for Haiti hurricane relief.
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Published on May 7, 2013