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Good Deeds Day Becomes Extended Effort In Culbertson

Local Students Beautify Town, Deliver Meals

Good Deeds Day is a global movement that unites 108 countries around the world in doing good deeds. Culbertson area students have participated in Good Deeds Day activities for three years running.

This year, planned activities like community car checks, work on the proposed fishing pond site and efforts to establish a community garden have been postponed.

According to Jobs for Montana Graduates specialist Mary Machart, area students have been participating with impromptu activities oriented toward social distancing orders.

JMG students, friends and relatives have been decorating pallets, prettying up the town with sidewalk chalk and delivering meals to area residents. Machart said some sidewalk chalking has been focused on area seniors, who have been hit especially hard by distancing efforts. She told the Community News that seniors living alone are especially vulnerable to the effects of social isolation.

“It’s really a struggle for the elderly right now,” said Machart.

Culbertson’s Wild West Diner will continue with free Thursday dinners as long as donations and volunteers continue to support the efforts. Students have been among the volunteers assisting with delivery.

Coming up, says Machart, area students will be participating in Jobs for America Graduates’ Virtual Spirit Week activities. They’ll also be joining locals in taking part in a window Easter egg hunt. Participants will decorate Easter eggs and hang them in window for families and youth to find while out on drives or walks.

For more information about JMG and JAG activities in the area, contact Machart at 787-7834.

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