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by Raja Shankar
Colleen, Elliot and I went down on Saturday March 13. We were meeting mid-Tennessee that night. But they arrived late, so we met them the next day. Tom gave them a tour of East St. Louis. The students were from varying backgrounds from engineering to the humanities. They were a good bunch.
On Monday, I worked at the Queen's chapel at Brooklyn (please confirm the name and location with Tom). We painted the windows, and repaired the floors. I was also with the Mid-Tennessee group later in the day. They were a hard working bunch and did a good job on the Farmers Market.
by Janni Sorensen
On March 18 and 19 th. a group of dedicated and hardworking students from University of Tennesee worked on one of Kathryn Dunhams old guest houses, starting the process of turning them into a Bed & Breakfast.
The students worked very hard scraping paint of the walls, removing old carpeting and cleaning indoors and out doors. The students seemed to have a great time and despite the hard and dirty work they managed to have a lot of fun.
by Elliott Klug
My experience during the spring break trip to East St. Louis was quite enjoyable. The nature of the smaller groups that worked together for several days in a row was one of synergy. We had the fun of gutting out some older track houses and this was even more a part of the group feeling.
Some of the tasks involved in cleaning out a garbage filled house are not entirely pleasant but the group did not hesitate. The people I was with was a band of highschool girls from Champaign and let me tell you, they were less squeamish than most adults I know.
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Last modified: 20 April 1999, Deanna Koenigs