Midwest Energy crews aid area organizations with special projects

MEC crews tend to landscaping around the building and removing a tree at 
St. Mary’s Catholic School in Paw Paw.   Courier-Leader photos/Paul GarrodMEC crews tend to landscaping around the building and removing a tree at 
St. Mary’s Catholic School in Paw Paw.   Courier-Leader photos/Paul Garrod At the fairgrounds, MEC volunteers painted benches, in addition to tree trimming and cutting. At the fairgrounds, MEC volunteers were tree trimming and cutting.

   Last Friday, more than 110 Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) employees and contractors served local community organizations in the company’s southwest and southeast Michigan service territories as part MEC’s annual Changing the Landscape Day of Service. Teams in southwest Michigan worked at 11 sites in Van Buren County to make improvements and help organizations with special needs and projects. Additional volunteer support came from Tree Servants, one of MEC’s contract crews, and Advantage Plumbing in Niles.   
   Some of the specific jobs and locations included working with the Paw Paw United Christian Services VBC and the Van Buren County Intermediate School District to plant roughly 400 plants and herbs for the VBC’s Learning Garden; removing fallen trees at Lions Park and on the grounds at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Paw Paw; trimming trees, landscaping and painting at the Van Buren County Youth Fair; serving a Father’s Day lunch for senior citizens at the Paw Paw Senior Services Center; staining buildings and trimming trees at Pretty Lake Camp in Mattawan; and cleaning up a section of the Paw Paw River for the Van Buren County Conservation District.
   Along with cleaning and organizing, MEC donated clothing and personal items to the care closet at the Lawrence Public School District along with kitchen supplies for the home economics class. MEC also donated items to Eleanor’s Pantry in Paw Paw and Pretty Lake Camp in Mattawan.

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