BROOKVILLE — Brookville High School seniors were busy Friday, May 19, performing numerous tasks throughout the community.
The seniors were participating in the annual “Serve Brookville” program.
Serve Brookville was initiated last year and is sponsored by the Brookville Alumni Association.
One purpose of the program is to give graduating seniors the opportunity to connect with Brookville High School alumni and members of the community.
The program also gives the seniors a sense of community through their participation in numerous projects throughout the city.
Many of the seniors spent their Friday morning working at Golden Gate Park, located at 545 Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road.
They spent their time applying stain to the interior wood of the park’s Castle Playground. They also were busy painting the frames of the swing sets located next to the wooden playground.
Brookville City Manager Sonja Keaton said staining the interior of the Castle Playground has been an on-going project.
“Every time we try to do this it gets rained out,” Keaton said of staining the interior wood of the playground.
Keaton said the BHS seniors in the Class of 2002 were to team with members of the Brookville Alumni Association to stain the interior wood last year.
But Keaton said the inclement weather prevented them from staining the wood.
This year, however, was different.
This year the sun was shining, the temperature was in the 60s and a light steady breeze kept the morning comfortable.
Many of the students admitted they hadn’t done any kind of work like this before.
But that fact didn’t phase them as they ably applied the stain using rollers and brushes.
Staining the Castle Playground wasn’t the only project the seniors tackled.
The seniors also performed tasks in the city’s Ward Park, at some churches and at the homes of several residents.
At the completion of the morning’s work, the seniors and alumni gathered at Golden Gate Park’s shelter #3 for lunch provided by alumni businesses.
After lunch, each senior was presented with a decal from the alumni association in appreciation for their work and service to the community.
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