Union students help clean up the city
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Union College students took the time to help spruce up the city and the surrounding areas as part of the 17th Annual John Calvin Toll Day.
The students spent their Saturday morning with rakes, shovels, and gloves doing whatever they could to clean up parks and monuments.
Raking leaves and spreading mulch were just some of the tasks tackled by students. Toll Day provides service learning opportunities and strengthens Union's commitment to the city. Union College senior Kim Klion said participating in the clean up helps her feel more connected to the area.
"We're able to clean, help give back to the community that gives a lot to us. You know, we like to feel connected to Schenectady and that we're a part of it so I think it's important to give back to the community," said Klion.
John Calvin Toll Day is named for one of Union's first graduates in 1799.