Colton Corner: high school students trade work for Winter Formal venue
Twenty members of Colton High School's leadership class and their adviser, Mindi Shelton, went to Camp Colton on a recent Friday to do some landscape work in exchange for the camp's lodge as the venue for the school's Winter Formal.
"We worked in the area around the public restroom building," Shelton said. "We cleared ivy, holly, and blackberries, leaving the native Oregon Grape and Sorrel."
Shelton said that everyone got quite dirty on that muddy, rainy day and most of the class said they would do it again.
Several students asked if they could go back and get more volunteer hours, and Camp Colton agreed.
Camp Colton's event and community outreach coordinator, Dana (Bring) Chamberlin, said in a message, that camp owners Laurence and Shir Ly Grisanti along with operations manager Michael Rosenfeld, studio manager Neal Fegan and Chamberlin share a passion for the camp and it's preservation and were delighted to work with the CHS leadership students with invasive plant removal in exchange for the use of the camp's venue for the upcoming formal dance.