Please note: Due to the threat of inclement weather, Lake Beautification Day has been rescheduled to Monday, April 10, 8 a.m. to noon.
Lake Junaluska, N.C. – The community is invited to volunteer at a Lake Junaluska Beautification Day on the morning of April 10. The simple, high-impact projects will include trash pick-up, window washing, painting and more.
The impetus behind organizing Lake Beautification Day was to bring together community and staff members, allowing them to get to know each other better.
“The goal is to bring together people from different experiences at the lake,” said Jack Ewing, executive director of Lake Junaluska. “We want to continue beautifying the lake, and an event like this builds a strong sense of commitment, ownership and pride within the community.”
Projects will center on areas of the property that are highly trafficked by both locals and visitors, including the walking trail and North Lakeshore Drive. Projects were selected based on suggestions from community members and staff.
Since the projects will have a big visible impact, Ewing said it is a great way for people to be more personally invested in the upkeep of spaces that are enjoyed by so many in Haywood County.
“Because we’re open to the public, this is one way beyond charitable giving that people can give back to the lake,” Ewing said. “We’re thankful for people who help financially or volunteer their time.”
Lake Junaluska is working in partnership with the Junaluskans, a service group based at the lake that does projects throughout the year. The group will volunteer supplies, food and tools.
Volunteers are asked to sign up in advance to let organizers know what projects they prefer. All of the projects are outdoors, so volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and bring their own work gloves if possible.
The event is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers will gather on the porch of the Kern Center to begin the day.
Visit www.lakejunaluska.com/volunteer to sign up or contact Rachel Watkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Junaluska is a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body. For more information about Lake Junaluska programs and events, visit www.lakejunaluska.com.