CENTERBURG — Serve The Burg, a quarterly day of service helping community members and improving community spaces, will be held for the fall quarter Sunday, Nov. 18, starting at 9 a.m. Volunteers should report to the Centerburg Elementary School cafeteria, 207 S. Preston St. in Centerburg, at 9 a.m. to register for a service project and grab donuts fresh from The Burg Cafe and Bakery.
This quarter’s Serve the Burg schedule, coordinated by Center Pointe Church in Centerburg, will be heavily focused on leaf raking. Participants are asked to bring their leaf rakes from home. Volunteers will be raking at the school and at Memorial Park, as well as in the town square around the gazebo and bell. If there is extra time, coordinator Bryan Hetterscheidt said, volunteer groups will also be raking leaves around the neighborhood.
Village Administrator Joe Hardin is working with Serve The Burg to map out leaf raking routes. The goal is to help the village with clean-up of leaves so it is not such a burden, Hetterscheidt said.
Volunteers will also hit the bike trail to clear off brush and leaves.
The Centerburg Garden Club will be digging up Canna Lily bulbs around the gazebo and village garage to save for future plantings and will replace the bulbs with tulip bulbs for the spring. Volunteers will also be heading to the Damascus church camp to plant pine trees.
Meals on Wheels will be provided to around 50 seniors, Hetterscheidt, noting that Grace Lutheran Church will be providing the meal. Volunteers will also be helping seniors out around their homes with window and gutter cleaning, along with cleaning out flower beds.
Lunch will follow around noon at 1834 Midway Tavern, located at 29 N Clayton St. in Centerburg. For more information visit servetheburg.com or call 740-625-7140.