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Incoming Hamilton College students pitch in at community organizations

By WKTV News

CLINTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - Hamilton College students spent their last day of summer vacation lending a hand in the community. It was part of an initiative called "Hamilton Serves."

The fourth annual day of service took groups of students to one of 61 non-profit organizations throughout the Mohawk Valley. Students spent four hours volunteering on projects to help engage them in the community from the start.

"I think service in general should be something that everyone's conscious of and everybody should be doing," says first year Hamilton student Malindi Chesnut-Tangerman. "But at least this way, every student has experienced it in some way before college."

Wednesday's day of service closes out Hamilton College's Orientation before students start classes tomorrow.

The sites included the Rome Humane Society, Jervis Public Library, Rome Arts and Community Center, Capital Theatre, The House of Good Shepherd, Preswick Glen, Thea Bowman, Presbyterian Home, Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica Public Library, Players' Theatre, Emmaus House, Salvation Army, Kernan Elementary, Hope House, Community Food Bank, Sculpture Space, and Rescue Mission.

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