Community service projects being accepted for Mustang Pride Day

Davis County High School is still accepting projects for the school's annual Mustang Pride Day.

The goal of the day is to get students out in the community, helping and cleaning wherever volunteers are needed. The students participate in a variety of projects, from cleaning up streets and parks, to paint work, or helping elderly residents with yard work or chores.

Pride day has been a tradition at Davis County for about 15 years. Industrial Technology teacher Gary Rupe said it's a way for the school district to give something back to the community who support them year-round.

"You know, our kids take great pride in this, they have for a very long time," Rupe said. "We spend half a day out there, they come back and they're dirty and they've got paint all over them and they're laughing and we have a little meal for them when we get back and we dismiss them early and they do a very good job."

Mustang Pride Day is April 23 with a rain date of April 30.

The deadline to submit a project is Friday, but the school will still accept any ideas for great projects after that date. To submit a community service project, call the high school at 641-664-2200.