Hands of Change gather wood for Outreach Ministry

Published 11:05 am Monday, March 7, 2011

Members of Hands of Change load the donated firewood. (photo submitted)

Hands of Change, a group of Polk County School students who work on service projects throughout the county, recently came to Pearsons Falls to pick up wood for delivery to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry. The Tryon Garden Club, the owners and operators of Pearsons Falls, donated the wood to Outreach.

This is just one example of the manner in which these students work on service projects within Polk County organizations as well as work with the assisted living centers.

Hands of Change meets Thursday afternoons when Polk County schools are in session. Possible service sites include the American Red Cross,

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FENCE, Harmon Field, White Oak Assisted Living Center, Bridge Wood House, Pacolet Nature Conservancy and others.

Past service projects of Hands of Change include painting, yard work, passing out flyers, trail maintenance and clean up, reading and social activities with residents at assisted living centers and more.

The Tryon Garden Club is a not for profit 501 ( c ) (3) organization. Membership is open and information can be obtained from Lee Cudlip at 828-859-0309.

Pearsons Falls is owned and operated by the Tryon Garden Club. information regarding the falls is available at www.pearsonsfalls.org.