Serve-a-thon and mini serve-a-thon took on 16 projects this year

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:40

SPARTA — Though the sun may not have been shining, it was all smiles as Pass It Along held its 9th Annual Serve-A-Thon on Saturday May 14. Over 190 volunteers conducted 16 different service projects all over Sussex, Essex, Warren and Morris counties. Projects ranged from painting murals at the House of Mercy Mission in Newark, removing invasive plant species at a Nature Conservancy location in Hardwick Twp., organizing baby and mom items at Birth Haven in Newton, to mulching, weeding and planting flowers at several different sites, as well as washing windows for senior citizens at Knoll Heights in Sparta. In addition to Pass It Along’s standard Serve-A-Thon, the Little Citizen’s Academy Mini Serve-A-Thon for children up to the age of 12 was also held on the same day with over 30 children participating in writing letters to soldiers, making mommy and baby bags for the young mothers at Birth Haven, planting flowers on the Project Self-Sufficiency campus grounds and creating Pennies for Peace collection boxes.