Area teens will celebrate Global Youth Service Day by completing a variety of community projects in Cassville on Saturday, April 16.
"We have 78 kids signed up," said Elaine Boles, Cassville High School Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) advisor. "They will be doing different projects around the community, including cleaning up trash along the Greenway Trail and Flat Creek.
"They will also be doing some painting for the city and working on the flower gardens at some of the local nursing homes," said Boles. "The City of Cassville will have a list of projects for us to complete."
Students who voluntarily participate in the local Youth Service Day will be working in the community from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Each student participant will receive a free T-shirt.
At noon, adult volunteers from the community will serve students lunch at the Cassville City Park.
Global Youth Service Day, which was established in 1988, is the largest service event in the world. Each year, millions of youth participate in the event by completing service projects in their local communities. The event is the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.
The local Youth Service Day event is sponsored by Cassville Community 2000 and supported by several local businesses and organizations.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 30.