Fenton — On Friday July 5, the Fenton High School Key Club teamed with the Lake Fenton High School Key Club to pick up the garbage left behind from the Fenton Freedom Festival, which took place the day before. Key Club is a high school group that focuses on volunteer work, through Kiwanis International.
Despite it being 6 a.m. when the student volunteers met, the group was ready to work. Volunteers were able to collect approximately 10 bags of garbage and properly dispose of it. Many items collected included fireworks residue, water bottles, and an abundance of candy wrappers.
“Volunteering is my sport,” said Karenna Mansour, president of the Fenton High School Key Club. “Even though you don’t always like your sport, you do it and will always love it after you are all done.”
Not only did Key Club volunteers participate in the cleanup, but but they also helped with parade route set-up. On July 4, volunteers met at the Fenton Community & Cultural Center to assemble barricades along the parade route, before any festivities started.
Lydia Podlesak, a member of Fenton High School’s Key Club was happy to volunteer as much as she could. “My favorite part of volunteering is getting to know the people I meet in the process. Also, I obtain a different perspective on the community and the people that do so much for it,” she said.