The West Fargo Sheyenne 9th Grade Center held a "Helping Hands" day on April 24 involving the 560-plus student body members reaching out to assist 33 different organizations for a few hours that day in the West Fargo-Fargo communities. This marked the second year for the event.
Among the locations visited were a local thrift store, nursing homes, elementary schools, the Red River Zoo, Yunker Farm, plus many other local organizations.
The day was a huge success with words of praise from those involved. Principal Greg Grooters commended the activity saying it provided a "Great opportunity for our students to give back to the community. For some of our students, this is their first experience in this capacity. I think many are surprised at how rewarding it can be to assist groups or individuals in need."
Student Jesse Erickson, who participated, said, "the people at Bethany were really nice. A lot of people didn't have family that could be there for them, so they liked to visit. It is more meaningful because it is touching people's lives."