Community Service: Flags and VBS

For my community service, I worked with a local 4-H and a local church, helping with projects that I have been a part of in the past. These projects have always meant a lot to me because they align with some of my core beliefs and allow me to contribute to the morale of my community.

A picture of the flags lining the highway from 2019.

For my first project, I worked with the Vilas Livestock 4-H Club on their annual Memorial Day project. Every year, they place flags on the graves of servicemembers to honor them and their service. They also line the highway cutting through Vilas with flags. Normally, they would also help with a Memorial Day program in Springfield, CO, but COVID constraints meant they were not allowed to have one this year. I really enjoy this project because of how it honors the past service members.

For my second project, I volunteered with the Walsh Baptist Church for their Vacation Bible School. For three mornings, they have children from preschool age to up to 12 years old come and learn about Christianity. Many times, these are the children that already attend the church weekly with their parents. This year, the entire theme was islands and pirates. I helped out with the older group, assisting with crafts and escorting them to different rooms for different activities. The kids always seem to enjoy being at VBS, and we do our best to make it fun for them.

Our Youth Pastor giving a presentation on the last day of VBS.

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