PERRY, Iowa- Students at Perry High School marked their homecoming week, with a day out in the community cleaning up things, and helping others. Over 500 students were all over town.
“I’m impressed with the number of kids and how excited they are to go out into the community,” said Brenda Mintun, who organized the work for Perry High School. “The students didn’t need any coaching, they were anxious to get out there.”
Some of the guys were busy clearing brush from an elderly resident’s home. A huge City of Perry truck and loader were hauling away the brush.
Other students worked to move things at the local food pantry, some kids were picking up trash along Highway 141. A group of cheerleaders were washing other people’s dogs.
“Perry’s great I think it’s a great way to show community spirit,” said Mintun.
The students held a homecoming week lunch break on the Perry Bluejay Football field.
The event is in its 5th year.
“These kids have been out clearing brush along the bike path,” said Omar Padilla of Dallas County Habitat for Humanity. The organization just did it’s first work in Perry last weekend. “The goal is to make the neighborhood a better place to live.”
Some of the Perry students got to wear green Habitat for Humanity shirts for volunteering with that organization.