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MARESA members help clean Teaching Family Homes’ grounds

The crew spent 3 hours removing grass from the playground, clearing off the nature trail, and splitting and stacking firewood.
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 1:47 PM EDT
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HARVEY, Mich. (WLUC) - Over 60 volunteers filled the grounds of Teaching Family Homes in Harvey Friday, putting in some much-needed labor around the facility.

Members of Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency (MARESA) spent their staff retreat shoveling dirt and raking leaves.

The crew spent 3 hours removing grass from the playground, clearing off the nature trail, and splitting and stacking firewood.

The Teaching Family Homes’ Chief Administrator, Dustin Hogue, says the work will help keep the facility safe for the children they serve.

“The woodchips and stuff put down so the kids are scuffing themselves up or landing on rocks that are around here or going through the nature trail and stepping on branch or a twig,” says Hogue. “I mean, this is very beneficial.”

MARESA’s Superintendent, Greg Nyen, says was a first time event for the agency, but he plans to make it an annual one.

“Community service is a great way to demonstrate that we are partners to the larger community in Marquette and Alger County,” says Nyen.

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