Mount Union Students Volunteer at Pegasus Farms

May 05, 2010

The Mount Union chapter of the Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar (M3C) Fellows, along with Walsh University M3C Fellows, gathered at Pegasus Farms near Hartville on Saturday for a 9-3 work day. This was the College's first joint service project with another school.

Vista Service Leader, Leigh Anne Drago, took seven students to Pegasus for the Saturday work day.

'We cleaned paddocks, reorganized the kitchen, raked leaves, swept the sidewalks and cleaned the horse carriage,' Drago said.

Eleven Mount Union students participate in the M3C program, which is part of the Americorps. The students must complete 300 hours of community service in a year in order to receive a $1,000 education award.

Pegasus Farms, located near Hartville, is committed to the idea that horseback riding has exceptional physical and psychological benefits that allow riders with disabilities to achieve control and mobility.

Along with the project at Pegasus Farms, M3C members are completing other service tasks including working with the Alliance Neighborhood Center, Rockhill Elementary, Bethany House and Mount Union's Cyber Seniors Program.

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