4th Annual Love Sterling to be April 27

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Volunteers will paint, rake, sweep and clean around town this Saturday, April 27, for the fourth annual Love Sterling event. In 2012, the event included approximately 250 volunteers, who dedicated 1,100 hours of service to complete 25 projects.

Love Sterling began in 2010 as a way for the students, faculty and staff of Sterling College to give back to the community.

“We are so grateful for how much the Sterling community has invested in the College since our founding 125 years ago,” said Scott Rich, interim president. “The community has helped sustain the College through every season. Love Sterling is a way that the College is able to show our appreciation through service and celebration. It is one way that we can say ‘thank you.’”

Volunteers can sign-up online at sterling.edu/love-sterling and can work either all day or choose a shift in the morning or afternoon. Volunteers are also welcome to sign-up the day of the event by coming to the Love Sterling headquarters at the Sterling Lake. All volunteers must sign a release form before participating.

The evening community celebration will be from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sterling Lake and will include a free barbeque dinner at 5:30 p.m. provided by Chartwells, the College’s dining service. There will also be live music and games at the lake during the evening.

To lend equipment to the work crews such as yard tools, paint brushes, rollers, saws, or ladders, or for more information about Love Sterling, contact Melissa Wisner, public relations coordinator, at 620-278-2173 or mwisner@sterling.edu.