Students, volunteers add touches of beauty to Osakis
On Wednesday, May 18, volunteers met at different sites to work on projects such as clearing brush, staining picnic shelters, raking the beach and painting murals.
OSAKIS — More than 100 high school students and a dozen adult volunteers rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to help with a variety of cleanup and beautification projects around Osakis.
On Wednesday, May 18, the volunteers met at different sites to work on projects such as clearing brush, painting picnic shelters, raking the beach and painting murals.
"It's going very well," said Amber Kral of the beautification team. "All the kids are working really hard. We're getting a lot of stuff done."
Students from 10th grade through 12th assisted on the projects, along with about 12 adult group leaders from town.
"They met me here (at the visitors center) at 8 a.m., and then the kids started at 8:30," Kral said.
The projects took place at nine different sites around town, Kral said.
"At each site there's two to three projects, or four projects," she said. "We're pretty excited about the murals and everything that they're doing."
Kral said she was glad the weather cooperated with the outdoor activities.
"It's a beautiful day," she said. "It couldn't have gotten better."