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Donning T-shirts with the message
“I ♥ P. H.,” students, faculty and staff showed their support for the Palos Heights community. They enjoyed the lovely weather as they grabbed shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows to help beautify the neighborhood during the annual LovePalos event, sponsored by Trinity.

The College partnered with the Navajo Hills Homeowners Association for the yearly clean-up campaign as teams of volunteers worked in various areas throughout the community to clear debris, plant flowers and landscape public property. Volunteers focused their efforts on the College’s own Trinity Trail, as well as Passarelli Park and Lake Katherine.

This event gives Trinity another opportunity to strengthen its relationship with people in the community and gives students another opportunity to learn through service.

“This project is a good match between experience and youth,” said Nancy Pollard, Lake Katherine’s coordinator of master gardeners. “While master gardeners design the gardens, we need Trinity students to help implement those designs.”

At Passarelli Park, residents John and Henny Veldman worked with students on landscaping around the park sign.

“We built our home here 35 years ago and watched Trinity grow over the years,” said Henny. “We love it here.”

Students also labored on Trinity’s grounds to aid in ongoing revitalization efforts on the Trinity Trail, the path meandering through the forested section of the campus. Students waded through the rain-swelled creek gathering up debris and hiked along the path raking soil.

“The community has already expressed their appreciation for the work we did not only for them, but along side of them. It was a great opportunity to give back to our community and show them how much we LOVE PALOS!” said Carrie Rodgers, residence director of the Village.

Everyone spent time together in prayer and enjoyed a picnic lunch in preparation and celebration of the day.


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