The students could pick and choose from 27 different areas of interest which included: radio remote car racing, tennis, dog training, rubber stamping, sports card collecting, American sign language, raffia wall hangings, acting techniques, counted cross stitch, and aqua aerobics.
Teaching the various areas were teachers at the middle school and community people. Bob Bowden brought three of his golden retriever dogs to school to demonstrate basic dog obedience commands. His class was held on the south edge of the middle school parking lot.
Mary Janotta and Leah Norris took 12 students to the Spicer Bike Trail and the students rode their bikes back to Paynesville. Steve Aagesen explained the basics of duck hunting, the ABCs of decoy types and how to set the camouflage and various concealments. There were many other areas of interest as well.
In the afternoon, the Paynesville Area Middle School students headed out into the community to help their neighbors and area residents needing assistance.
The students raked yards, picked up trash on school grounds, washed windows at the Paynesville Area Senior Center, pulled weeds, carved Jack-o-lanterns at the Good Samaritan Care Center, cleaned out drain pipes, and flower beds for the fall.
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