By Brenda Fike
Mexico Ledger Managing Editor
The second annual Tyronn Lue Community Service Day will be held Monday.
The event is in recognition of Tyronn Lue, a Mexico native and head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A kickoff will be held at 8 a.m. Monday and a member of each participating organization is encouraged to attend.
Organizations, schools and churches participating this year include:
Altrusa of Mexico, collecting personal hygiene items; Audrain Courthouse, downtown cleanup; city of Mexico employees, paint/prime Angel wings new building; Handi-Shop, teaching pre-K about recycling; SSM St.Mary's Hospital, volunteer lunch service first Tuesday of each month at Mexico Senior Center; St. Brendan Youth Group, squirt gun for run at Green Estate Park; St. John's Lutheran Church, Brazilian barbecue in October honoring law enforcement; Sydenstricker Implement, lunch at ag building at Hart Career Center. Hawthorne Elementary, first grade, collecting dog/cat food; second grade help clean with custodial staff at MHS; third grade, make cards for Pin Oaks Living Center; fourth grade, write letters to veterans; fifth grade, make military care packages; kindergarten, letters to MMA cadets;
Mexico Middle School, sixth-grade, cookies/cards and paper flowers for support staff, rocks for Mexico kid, video for incoming students; letters to veterans; seventh grade, clean cemetery, clean Lakeview Park, pair service with Eugene Field students; eighth grade, fence repair at Simmons Stables, visit Teal Lake Assisted Living, bingo with veterans at Missouri Veterans' Home, pair service with Hawthorne kids, help preschool, clean up at MHS ball field, pair service with McMillan students, clean square, clean sanctuary at Kentucky Road Christian Church; Eugene Field Elementary, kindergarten, canned food drive all week, first grade, deliver cards to King's Daughters Home; second grade, clean museum grounds and park, third grade, make dog toys from old T-shirts for Humane Society, fourth grade, visit Veterans' Home, fifth grade plant flowers on school grounds and pick up trash around neighborhood.
Not all of the work will be don on Monday, some will continue throughout the week and beyond.
The events are being coordinated by the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce.