By Emily Hill.

As nicer weather rolls in, Tahquamenon Area Homeschool Community (TAHC) students rolled up their sleeves for Community Service Month. Students spent four afternoons helping improve our community.

We kicked off the month by cleaning out the walking trail at Hamilton Lakes. Students cleared the path of brush, debris, and garbage making the path ready for the season. We also spent a bug-filled afternoon at the Luce County Park and Campground, painting campsite markers and sign posts.

“I am thankful for such a great group of students and parents,” said Ben Rahilly, Luce County Parks and Recreation Director. “They are very giving of their time.”

Students also spent an afternoon with local custom woodworker, Gary Michael, building bird houses for the Erickson Center for the Arts (pictured above). Mr. Michael donated handmade birdhouse kits to TAHC and instructed students on building the houses. Students worked in teams to design their houses, then gave their work to the Erickson Center for the story walk display.

Students ended the month by volunteering at Christianson’s TLC group home. Volunteers did some general yard work, mulched flower beds and planted flowers. Residents were very happy to have their front yard spruced up and are looking forward to enjoying the new landscape this summer.

TAHC encourages you to get out in your community this summer to help make Luce County beautiful. For more information about TAHC, contact our director at (614) 282-4036.