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Rotaract clubs from Baker College, Muskegon Community College compete to leave no leaf behind, public invited to help

MUSKEGON, Mich. – The Rotaract clubs representing Baker College’s Muskegon campus and Muskegon Community College will come together for a friendly competition that leaves no leaf behind, 2-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, and the public can help.

 

The clubs are coordinating a leaf-raking competition that will benefit the neighborhoods surrounding the colleges. Both teams will be considered winners by participating in this relationship-building opportunity, but the team that collects the most bags of leaves will be the official winner.

 

The public is invited to join the fun. Interested individuals should bring their rakes and leaf bags, and meet at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Muskegon Community College. Raking will begin on Marquette Avenue, west of Harvey Street.

 

“Members of both clubs wanted to tackle a joint community service project to help create stronger bonds,” said Linda Meyers, faculty advisor for Baker College of Muskegon Rotaract Club. “This is a great opportunity for students to give back to their community and to build lasting friendships.”

 

Rotaract clubs are service organizations, sponsored by local Rotary clubs, for young adults 18 to 30 years old. There are more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs worldwide with membership of more than 184,000.

 

For more information about the leaf-raking community project, contact Kaytie Ely, Rotaract of Baker College of Muskegon at 231.720.9168 or kaytieely@aol.com.

 

The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including business, health sciences, engineering, information technology, education and human services. Baker College has on-ground campuses in Michigan and Pennsylvania, and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege.

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