Gateway kids ditch class, clean up instead

March 28, 2013 • Local News

Gateway Christian School students participate in a Work-a-Thon by helping to prepare a community garden next to the school, Thursday morning. Students were scattered throughout the area performing various acts of community service. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Purple-shirt-wearing students of all ages took a day off of class at Gateway Christian School Thursday to give back to the community.

The school’s fourth annual Work-a-Thon Day included pulling weeds from the nearby community garden, cleaning bathrooms and mopping floors at local churches and hauling food around for local organizations.

“We want to instill in them a good work ethic and (a sense of) giving back to the community,” said the Rev. Rick Rapp, Gateway’s superintendent. “I think the kids enjoy working together to accomplish something.”

Kindergartener Bailey Weston, who watched her friend play with a Login to read more

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