You know what… October 11th, 2008 was cold and rainy. It was one of those days where some people get up, look out the window, shake their head, and lay right back in the warm spot on their bed before it gets cold. The key word, my friends, is some people. We had a small militia’s worth of people (which translates to about 70 people…I think) come to the Hobson Union’s Crying Wolf Room to load up on muffins and juice to fuel up to sate their drive to serve. I don’t think I’d be wrong to categorize Oct. 11, 2008 as amazing!
Despite the rain, we shipped vans full of beavers throughout the Bemidji community. These industrious students were placing their stamp on the world in various places like Gold Pine, Habitat for Humanity, Humane Society, State Park, Boys and Girls Club and more. We even had a group finish their project early and go to join another group instead of heading home early. It’s always exhilarating to meet students, to meet people, who don’t hesitate to put themselves in an uncomfortable position to alleviate another’s uncomfortable position.
So, at the end of the day, Beaver Service Day was a success! I am grateful we had such a great group of students pariticpate. They not only did great work but enjoyed doing the work (that bodes well for any future employers!) Job well done, Beavers. We’ll see you next semester for “Beaver Service Day 2 – When Spring Springs” (that’s not really the name, it’s artistic license).
P.S. Next time, we’ll eat earlier! Promise!
*Guest written by Chinwuba Okafor