Community Service running smoothly
by David Dziewit
edited by Molly Buccini
It’s 2:45 p.m. and Marabeth Farmer, assistant director for community services, is sitting in the office sorting through things that need to get done, along with distributing papers. The office appears to have a very extensive filing system. The room contains papers scattered on the desk, along with three computers. The room smells of lettuce and onions and is most likely from a meal someone recently had. It is rather quiet, with the sound of papers being moved and sorted. You can also hear the computer towers and vents.
Marabeth continues to remain focused while sorting everything out. Many things are on the walls including bulletin boards, a large calendar, a list of all the community service programs, and other notices. There are also many framed awards on the wall. Typically the days are busy from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. however, it varies. Earlier today Reality Check performed skits at a middle school in Wilton-Lyndeborough, NH. Marabeth said that today has been a great day for her to finish her work. Outside of the office you can hear footsteps and people talking. On top of the filing cabinet there are two large bottles of aluminum can tabs. They are collected and taken to Shriner’s Hospital in Springfield, MA.
It’s 3:05 p.m. and Stephanie Manning walks in and talks to Marabeth. Stephanie, a senior, is the community service coordinator. A minute later Matt Walcott and Katlin Wasmanski walk in. Matt shows Katlin the artwork he made for the new design on the office’s wall. Stephanie works on the computer and is writing a description of a Community Service project that received the President’s Award from Campus Compact. Yellow daffodils are on display to be sold to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
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