By: Bradley Cole
Hundreds of members of the Hendersonville community came together on Friday morning to give back to local schools as the summer nears its end.
Untied Way hosted their annual “Day of Action” in partnership with Pardee Hospital, where volunteers work on projects for Henderson County schools such as landscaping, painting, and many more. The day started early at Hendersonville High School. An opening ceremony was hosted to kick off the big day. North Henderson cheerleaders performed a cheer, Hendersonville High’s marching band played the national anthem, then volunteers parted ways to their designated schools.
This particular Day of Action is used to work on certain areas of schools that need some upgrading, and it’s something Henderson County superintendent Bo Caldwell values.
“Volunteers from all over Henderson County coming to work at our schools is truly tremendous,” Caldwell said. “This is the Henderson County way. People in Henderson County step up in time of need, time of help, and time of service.”
Specifically at North Henderson, volunteers gave the railings at Glen C. Marlow Stadium a fresh coat of paint and painted the storage building. North Henderson students even pitched in to give back.
“A day like [Day of Change] does a lot for our school because it makes it look so much better and everyone who cares about the school is able to come together and make a difference,” senior class president Miranda Burleson said.
In total, over 400 volunteers worked on projects throughout 22 schools.