PALOS, WITH LOVE
Love was in the air on April
24 as Trinity students, faculty, and staff demonstrated the great commandment
to "love thy neighbor" during lovePalos, Trinity's annual outreach to help
beautify Palos Heights. Led by the College's residence life staff, more
than 150 volunteers went to various locations and sites throughout the
city to renew and refurbish their surroundings.
The cloudless morning skies
gave way to light afternoon showers as the cleanup crews worked at the
Palos Heights Recreation Center, the public pool, and area churches. Besides
collecting trash from streets and walks, some of the volunteers painted
fences while others potted flowers and plants.
"This service opportunity
is a good way for us to strengthen our relationship with Palos Heights,"
said Shannon Pothoven, the residence director of South Hall. "We've typically
had a good number of people who pitch in for lovePalos, and that helps
us complete our projects more efficiently. It also shows that we have a
vested interest in how our hometown looks."
volunteers worked on the Trinity Trail, a winding path that meanders through
the wooded area on the east side of the campus. Drivers on Route 83, which
borders the north end, pulled over to have their cars washed. Some volunteers
from the College aided recovery efforts in Utica, Illinois, a small city
about 50 miles west of Trinity that was ravaged by a tornado earlier in
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