Thursday, September 29, 2011

Randolph community plans to pick apples for charity during Family Weekend / Homecoming

Many of the activities planned for Homecoming and Family Weekend are fun, but some members of the Randolph College community will take some time for service, too.

A group of students plans to pick apples at an orchard at Gross' Orchard near Bedford, Virginia. The apples will be donated to the Society of St. Andrew, a nonprofit group that distributes food to people in need.

By Wednesday afternoon, about 30 students had signed up to help with the project. Families who are visiting the College for Homecoming or Family Weekend are welcome to help as well.

Here is a map to Gross' Orchard. Click here for directions, too.

Two shuttles will transport students to the orchard, about 30 miles from campus. The first shuttle will leave front campus at 8:30 a.m. and return at 11:30 a.m.

The second shuttle will leave at 9:30 a.m. and return at 12:30 p.m.

Students who would like to ride a shuttle should contact Jen Brestel in the office of alumnae and alumni.