Ty Lue Community Service Day

Ty Lue Community Service Day
Posted on 10/05/2022

Ty Lue Community Day of Service
By: Christine Harper

            John F. Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”  Although I am not talking about country today, I am talking about community.  At Mexico Public Schools, we are very fortunate to have such a giving community.  Any time our students have a need, it is met by this community almost immediately.  In honor of Mexico native and Head Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers, Tyronn Lue, every year for the last six years, the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce has held Tyronn Lue Community Day of Service.  This year it is October 7th, and the students and staff of Mexico Public Schools are excited to give back to the community that so generously gives to us.

            Throughout that day, and the days prior to, MPS students and staff are working to give back to the Mexico community.  The students at the Mexico Education Center are making cookies for local Fire and Police Department, as well as the Ambulance District.  Students and staff at Mexico Middle School are doing a host of projects from cleaning up parks around town and around the Square to reading to students at Eugene Field to decorating placemats for local nursing homes.  The High School also has several projects they are working on, such as making cards for nursing home residents, making cookies for the Technology Department, making toys for pets and collecting pet food to donate, and making pillow cases for the Rainbow House.  Hawthorne is also collecting Animal Shelter donations, picking up trash, and making placemats for nursing homes.  The kiddos at McMillan Early Learning Center are making cards for residents at the VA.  Eugene Field students will be cleaning up at Lakeview Park and the Historical Society, collecting hygiene products for ACCIS, and decorating placemats for Kings Daughters Home residents.  Ag classes at HCC will be making hats for donation and Central Office staff is collecting for ACCIS.

            This year, through very generous community donations, students in grades K-5 will have a t-shirt to wear on October 7th for their Community Day of Service.  The hope is that each year students participate in Ty Lue Community Service Day, they remember what their community did for them growing up and ask themselves, “What can I do for my community?”  Your community will take care of you; if you can, you should take care of it.