Members of the Upper Iowa University men’s soccer team paint the Triple J building in downtown Fayette, Iowa, during the 4th annual Fayette Appreciation Day.
FAYETTE, Iowa (April 23, 2010)—Nearly 400 Upper Iowa University students, staff and faculty spent Wednesday morning, April 21, working on service projects in the Fayette area during the annual Fayette Appreciation Day.
Organizer Daryl Grove, UIU executive director of student leadership and adventure, said the volunteers completed 18 planned service projects and also cleaned up three additional sites during the morning-long event. Projects included citywide trash/debris cleanup, painting, maintenance and gardening for a variety of Fayette businesses and organizations, as well as building a Peacock Challenge Course/trail near the UIU practice fields, conducting a food drive, and collecting and properly disposing of old computers.
“We thank everyone in the University community for coming out to help with the projects, and we look forward to this same turnout next year,” Grove said. “This annual event continues to be an excellent opportunity for students to learn and practice civic responsibility, and they have never failed respond to our call for volunteers, to work with enthusiasm, and to enjoy the activities of Fayette Appreciation Day.”
Fayette-area businesses and organizations who would like to be part of the 5th annual Fayette Appreciation Day in Spring 2011 may contact Grove at 563-425-5209.
Monica Bayer Heaton
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,600 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.