SPRING LAKE, Mich.— With leaf rakes in tow, children from St. Mary’s School will be fanning out into neighboring yards November 1 for the annual yard cleanup service project.
The work begins at 10:30 a.m. Children from fifth grade to eighth grade will be taking part.
“This is a traditional event for the middle school and it is an opportunity for the students to give back to the neighborhood and demonstrate the love of God,” said Amy Giroux, St. Mary’s School instructor.
The event takes place after an early morning student celebration of an All Saints Day liturgy at 9 a.m. Concluding the raking project, students return to the school for an All Saints Day party, in which the students dress as their favorite patron saint.
The patron saint for St. Mary’s School is the Virgin Mary, mother of God. Numerous statues can be found of her in St. Mary’s School and Church to honor this favorite saint.