On Aug. 17 and 18, more than 125 people from churches across Gladstone joined as part of the annual “Church Out Day,” tackling a variety of projects to prepare the community’s schools for the arrival of students in September. The event was organized by the Gladstone Ministerial Association.

A group of 25 people worked to repaint the interiors of two modular classrooms at the high school, preparing the rooms to house a community clothing bank that will open this fall. The new clothes closet will serve Gladstone students of all ages and families who are clients of the Gladstone Center for Children and Families.

In addition, more than 100 volunteers worked on weeding, maintenance and bark-dust spreading in planters and grounds around Gladstone’s four school buildings.

“The volunteers spread a four-inch layer of bark over more than 7,700 square feet,” said maintenance supervisor Chris Green. “The Church Out Day lasts about four hours, and it’s amazing what can be accomplished by such a large, hard-working group in that time frame. We are so grateful for the effort.”

Participants in the event included families from Gladstone Christian Church, Gladstone Church of the Nazarene, Gladstone First Baptist Church, Gospel Fellowship Community Church, and St. Stephen Lutheran Church.

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