Com­cast Cares Day ben­e­fits NEHS

Cecil Whig - - OBITUARIES & LOCAL - By CARL HAMIL­TON

ca­hamil­ton@ce­cil­whig.com

— More than 200 adult and stu­dent vol­un­teers con­verged at North East High School on Satur­day and spruced up the grounds as part of the 15th an­nual Com­cast Cares Day.

The pro­ject, which lasted ap­prox­i­mately five hours, in­volved flower plant­ing at highly vis­i­ble spots on cam­pus, mulching, paint­ing and gen­eral main­te­nance. The North East High School sign at the rear en­trance was one of the sur­faces that got a fresh coat of paint.

Most of them clad in com­mem­o­ra­tive, green Com­cast Cares T-shirts, which were given to par­tic­i­pants as gifts, the vol­un­teers could be seen work­ing shov­els, rakes, paint brushes and other tools. Work crews of var­i­ous sizes dot­ted the school grounds. Many of the vol­un­teers were stu­dents.

Com­cast, a na­tional ca­ble

NORTH EAST

and mass me­dia com­pany, spon­sors the Com­cast Cares Day event through­out the United States. The cor­po­ra­tion do­nates an undis­closed sum of money to help com­mu­ni­ties through­out the na­tion spruce up parks, schools, li­braries and other pub­lic places.

To­ward the end of Satur­day’s work pro­ject at North East High School, vol­un­teers took a break to en­joy a do­nated pizza lunch and then to pose for group pho­tos, in­clud­ing one in which they wore red clown noses.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CARL HAMIL­TON

North East-area resident Kevin Kline, a Com­cast em­ployee who helps plan the an­nual Com­cast Cares Day lo­cally, pours paint into smaller con­tain­ers as stu­dent vol­un­teers wait for him to dole out the buck­ets.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CARL HAMIL­TON

Stu­dent vol­un­teers plant flow­ers in the North East High School court­yard.

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