By Bobby Keller
Quincy University held its second annual Day of Service on Oct. 5 as a part of Franciscan Heritage week.
Students, faculty and staff helped on campus and went into the community to help over 20 non-profit organizations at several locations throughout Quincy and the surrounding area. There was a food drive in the Health and Fitness Center.
Many of the athletic teams had special projects. The Quincy University Baseball and Football teams went to a Boy Scouts camp to help clear brush to make space for a new campsite, paint and do general maintenance.
“It was a fun day. Everybody made the best out of the experience, and we were working so hard clearing brush that the time flew by,” junior Nick Stroud said. “We all got on a school bus to go out to the camp and were joking around the whole day having a good time helping. I hope the kids take advantage of the new campground we made for them.”
The men’s basketball team visited Cheerful Home Child Care and Early Learning Center and Unity Elementary to hang out with the elementary students.
“The kids were so excited we were there, and it really brightened our day,” sophomore Trevor Meny said. “We love to get out in the community and help out when we can.”
After everybody finished their projects, the students gathered on campus to eat together and remember the day.