Keuka College, community join for service

The calendar said spring, the thermometer said winter, and the volunteers said “who cares?” as they spread out across Yates County on Sunday for the 22nd annual Celebrate Service…Celebrate Yates (CSCY) community service project.

More than 250 volunteers – including scores of Keuka College students, staff, alumni, and friends – bundled up against temperatures that started the day in the 30s to perform community service projects at more than two dozen locations.

The projects may have been varied but the enthusiasm was uniform.

“I love that this opportunity to give back is here,” said Keuka College sophomore Riley Wiegand as she did maintenance work at the Arts Center of Yates County’s Sunny Point facility. “I get to expand the home and life I’ve made for myself, and it lets me explore more of the area.”

Working alongside her was Keuka College junior Mackenzie Ormsby.

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