Service Saturday 2014

Service Saturday 2014

Saturday, November 8
9:00 a.m.

Consistent with the institution's Wesleyan tradition and John Wesley's commitment to understanding "the world is our parish," LaGrange College sponsors a campus-wide Service Saturday each semester. The Fall 2014 Service Saturday event will focus on "Serving Children" as the College's students, faculty, and staff dedicate a morning to assisting our local Boys and Girls Clubs of West Georgia in LaGrange and Hogansville.

At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 8, 2014, the campus community will gather on the College's residential quad for a prayer and brief introduction to the day's activities.  If inclement weather occurs that morning, we will meet in Mariotti Gym.  You will receive an e-mail if the meeting location is changed.  From there, we will separate into groups who will each then go to one of the Boys and Girls Club locations. A liaison from Student Engagement has worked with each location to determine their needs. At each facility, LaGrange College students, faculty, and staff will spend time planting flowers, painting, laying mulch, cleaning, and decorating.  Each club's teen members will also be present to work alongside of LC students, staff, and faculty in order to learn more about LaGrange College.  Following our morning of service to the outside community, the LaGrange College community will meet at 2pm on the Plaza for its 1st Annual Canned Food Drive Sculpture Contest "Pounce Out Hunger" hosted by Our Daily Bread.  If you or your organization is interested in participating in the sculpture contest, please register here.

While some transportation to the club locations will be available through the College, the majority of Service Saturday participants will be expected to use personal vehicles to carpool. Additionally, should our number of registered volunteers exceed the number that can be supported at the club locations, the College will have a project on campus to insure that all can participate in this campus-wide day of service.

In the event of rain, please check your e-mail for an update that morning.  Because most of the activities are outside projects, it is possible the day could be rained out.  If this happens, Service Saturday will be rescheduled.  You will receive an e-mail with this information and further details.

Please feel free to contact Katie Mosley at kmosley@lagrange.edu if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear?
You should wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Based on weather, you are encouraged to bring a coat.

Where should I meet?
Meet on the residential quad at 8:45 a.m. (grassy area behind Candler Hall and Hawkins Hall).

How long will this last?
The service project will last from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Our Daily Bread is hosting a Canned Food Drive Sculpture Contest from 2 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the Plaza.  Student organizations are encouraged to participate.

Where am I going?
The vast majority of the group will be going to one of the two participating Boys and Girls Clubs. The addresses are listed below:

  • Boys and Girls Club of LaGrange - 115 E Cannon Street, LaGrange, Ga 30241
  • Boys and Girls Club of Hogansville - 301 Pine Street, Hogansville, GA 30230

What about transportation?
Due to the number of participants, the College will only have limited availability to transport students to the service locations. Students will need to carpool. As such, you are encouraged to bring your car keys with you on the morning of the project. Decisions about who will drive will be made when the groups are split on Saturday morning.

What if I have a physical condition that will not allow me to work outside?
Those that are unable to perform any service-related work outside should be able to spend time with the teen club members inside. If you have any concerns about your ability to participate in any part of the project, you should communicate this concern to your College site coordinator who you will meet when we divide groups on Saturday morning.


Please note that by registering for the event on-line, you agree in full to the release  listed here. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the release language, you must clarify those concerns before registering for the event. Individuals who do not wish to consent to the release language may NOT participate in Service Saturday. The College will expect that all individuals who participate in Service Saturday will have accepted the below release.

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