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17th Annual Community Service Day Set for October 24
In a school built on tradition, Community Service Day stands out as one of the finest. Scheduled for Monday, October 24, Taft’s 17th annual Community Service Day is a time for students, faculty and staff to pool their time and talent to make a difference for local schools, churches, environmental organizations and civic groups.
The newest and biggest project this year is right here in Watertown. Forty-two football players and their six coaches will clear brush, invasive weeds and garbage at the site of Watertown’s much-anticipated greenway. With construction set to begin next spring, the work is both timely and necessary. The group will also clear debris from Steele Brook as part of a “Source to Sea” initiative. Steele Brook runs into the Naugatuck River in Waterbury, then meets with the Housatonic River, which ultimately reaches Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
More than 700 members of the Taft community will touch the Greater Watertown community on Monday. Other projects include trail work at Woodbury’s Flanders Nature Center, working with students at Waterbury’s Children’s Community School during their Red Ribbon Carnival Celebration, and supporting the Plymouth Community Food Pantry. A variety of programs will also take place on the Taft School campus, from art and acting classes to sports clinics and story time.