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MLK Day of Service a HUGE Success!

The Burnet FFA had an awesome day with 34 members participating in A Day of Service in observance of Martin Luther King Day. The students spent the day hauling hay, pruning limbs, hauling brush, cleaning stalls, power washing stalls, re bedding stalls with shavings, cleaning out flower beds and basic cleaning of the property. The recipient of their day of service was the Harth Foundation of Burnet where they assist veterans and handicapped individuals from Burnet and surrounding towns in horse therapy. This wonderful equine facility is nonprofit and ran by a great group volunteers that do an awesome job.
Our National Art Honor Society students interviewed veterans at the local VFW for a Patriotic Art piece scholarship competition. Then students were all smiles, hugs, and affectionate with walking the Human Society dogs. Even the bus driver got involved.
Interact students spent the day at the Boys and Girls Club of Burnet doing some general clean-up of the area.
FCCLA students spent the day at Little Texans Daycare doing a little indoor/outdoor clean-up of the area.
The Chick Fil A Leadership Team participated in the MLK Day of Service by cleaning out flower beds and organizing and cleaning the kitchen for the Epiphany Episcopal Church. 
After a morning of hard work, they went to Chick Fil A where students were provided lunch by their sponsors, the Highland Lakes Chick Fil A.  While there, they listened to motivating messages about leadership and met two other owners of Chick Fil A from Austin and Denver.  They were also treated to a tour of the facilities to see teamwork in action.
Lady Dawg Basketball teamed up with the students at RJ Richey to make gift bags to be distributed by the Children’s Hospital!
The BHS Swim team met the owners of Stray Acres animal shelter and learned the history of the Sanctuary.  The owners take care of over 30 dogs all with different ailments.  The kids cleaned out all the kennels, refilled all the water bowls, and took all the larger dogs for a walk and gave them some much needed attention.  Then with the smaller dogs, they cleaned the play area and gave them some exercise as well.  It was a heartwarming day and the owners were very appreciative of all the extra help.
35 members of the Football team went to 7 different residences in our community to help people do a lot of yard work and manual labor that they have been needing done for a while now. Students mowed, weedeated, trimmed trees and shrubs, raked leaves, raked more leaves, raked more leaves, hauled off branches and brush, cleaned gutters, and picked up trash. It was so awesome to see these student-athletes doing work and not expecting anything in return.