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Logan County: Youth group summer mission site

Work performed at the Logan County Fairground over the weekend was only part of a greater mission project by a local youth group to improve its community.


FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Sakura Kawakami, foreground, and Peyton Robbins paint bleachers Sunday in the show arena at the Logan County Fairground. ABOVE: First United Methodist Church youth group members stain a bench Sunday at the fairground. (EXAMINER PHOTOS | NATE SMITH)

Nearly 50 junior and senior high youth group members at Bellefontaine First United Methodist Church gave the fairground a facelift Sunday, painting buildings and fixing up barns. It was the culmination of a four-day mission project that saw the youth group undertake community service tasks all over the county.

Most youth groups take a summer mission trip out of state, but this group saw fit to perform local community service.

“God is love and He calls us to love and that’s why we’re out here,” said Michele Garver, director of Youth and Family Ministries at Bellefontaine First UMC. “We love our neighbors.”

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