EC Maroon and Golden Rule service project to provide spring cleanup for Eureka residents

Mar 12 2014

For the sixth straight year, Eureka College students will hold a community service project to provide Eureka residents with free spring cleanup help. The Maroon and Golden Rule project will be from 10 a.m. to noon April 26.

Residents may download the job request form and Participant Indemnification and Liability Release form or by contact associate dean of students Shari Rich at or 467-6421 by April 7.

“We strongly encourage Eureka citizens and nonprofit organizations to submit a project, since our students are ready to serve,” said sophomore Rebecca Roach of Somonauk, chairwoman of this year’s project. “Students truly look forward to this opportunity to give back to the Eureka community that we call home for nine months.”

Since its inception, approximately 320 students have assisted more than 75 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 in 2009 from Illinois Campus Compact to promote leadership and citizenship. The grant covered the cost of launching the project.

The project takes its name from the Eureka College colors of maroon and gold.