Lycoming students participate in community Spring Clean-Up Day

Lycoming students participate in community Spring Clean-Up Day

Pictured left to right: Kevin Bettis, a sophomore with a major in business management from Ijamsville, Md.; Philip Schron, a junior with a major in biology from Albrightsville; Dennis DiMaio, a junior with a major in criminal justice from Cockeysville, Md.; Irene Gohrig, of Williamsport; Jermaine Reyes, a senior with a major in business management from Matawan, N.J.; Chris Boes, a freshman with a major in criminal justice from West Milford, N.J.; Sam Dressler, a sophomore with a major in biology from Riverside.

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Lycoming College students teamed up with Favors Forward to sponsor a Spring Clean-Up Day on April 18. About 150 students spent the day doing yardwork for many families within the local community.

“I had seven wonderful, polite gentlemen here to trim hedges and remove all the weeds from my flower bed,” said Irene Gohrig, of Williamsport, “Lycoming should be proud of these students – they were so pleasant and helpful."

Steve Wiser, assistant football coach, manages the Favors Forward event. He coordinated the student volunteers, which included members of the football team, student senate, campus ministry, the accounting society, the pre-health society and various other athletic teams.

Favors Forward is a local non-profit service organization that provides a network of volunteers uniting their time, talent, and treasures to assist children and adults in Lycoming County facing life-changing hardships. They focus on individuals and families that are not receiving ongoing assistance from other agencies and organizations. Favors Forward differentiates itself from other service organizations by requiring clients to complete a contract that they will “Pay it Forward” once they are back on their feet and are able to do so.