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Point University, Fuller Center team up for Impact Day

WEST POINT — This Wednesday will see the students and staff of Point University team up with the Chattahoochee Fuller Center Project to help clean up a few West Point neighborhoods.

The work will be done as part of the annual Impact Day, a Point tradition of serving the local community.

On Wednesday, March 21, classes at the school will be cancelled and staff and students will gather at 8 a.m., with a kickoff at 9 a.m. at the Virginia Cook Activity Center. From there, teams will be created and break out to for yardwork and home repair on Plum and Cleveland Streets.

Marsha Hubbard, the resident director at Point, said the event is done in an effort to show the love of the community the school and students have.

“We want to love out community and teach our student to do so as well,” she said. “We want to be a part of the community and show that we can love West Point by leading by example.”

Impact Day has been going on for the past few years, ever since the school initially teamed up with the Fuller Center.

Last year the team up saw the construction of two sets of walls and before that saw similar cleanup in Lanett.

Fuller’s executive director Kim Roberts said this year, besides cleaning yards, they would be painting the homes of three West Point residents: M.L. Ward, Agnes Billingsley and Janice Todd.

Also working would be several prominent community members and groups, including: Mayor Steve Tramell, Pastor Matthew Thrower, Brad Huguley, Melanie Lanier, Charles Hardage, Scott Bryant, Steve Arndt and New Birth Ministries. Mayor Tramell has been named the project manager.

Joining them will be an estimated 350 students from the school.

“Our goal is for as many students that can to participate,” Hubbard said, noting that after the work
begins they do not expect to end until around 5 p.m. that day.

Roberts added the West Point Coca-Cola plant is providing drinks for the day.

While this is an annual event, both groups are hoping knowledge of it will spread to the entire community.

“It’ll be a great day,” Roberts said. “It’s something everyone needs to come out and see. We want the community to come out and see what giving back looks like.”