Eureka Students to Host Ninth Annual Maroon and Golden Rule Project

EUREKA, Ill. – For the ninth straight year, Eureka College students will hold a community service project to provide Eureka residents and organizations with free spring cleanup. The Maroon and Golden Rule project will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22nd.

The two required job request forms can be accessed at http://www.eureka.edu/student-life/service-opportunities/ or by contacting associate dean of students Shari Rich at srich@eureka.edu or (309) 467-­6421 by Thursday, March 30th. The forms are titled “Job Request Form and Indemnification and Liability Release Form”.

“Eureka College students are very involved with our community,” said Lucas Bielecki of Momence, chairman of this year’s project. “Even though most of us come from different parts of the state and country, we embrace this community because it embraces us. I am looking forward to this year’s Maroon and Gold Rule Service Project, as it is a way to give back to the community.”

Since its inception, approximately 450 students have assisted approximately 115 residents and organizations with projects, including yard work, painting, washing windows, moving furniture and spring cleaning. The project stems from a grant received by Eureka College from Illinois Campus Compact to promote leadership and citizenship in the community. The grant covered the cost of launching the project, which takes its name from the Eureka College school colors of maroon and gold.


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