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Summarized by Kent Larsen

Mormons pay homage to pioneers

GWINNETT, GEORGIA -- The Snellville Ward celebrated pioneer day by donating time to the Vines Botanical Gardens on Saturday, July 22nd. Ward members cleared away underbrush by the lake in the Gardens, cut and hauled away trees and brushes, and spread mulch around the buildings.

According to Melanie Johns of Snelville, the service led Church members to remember the struggles of the pioneers. Jill Rucker, who helped organize the project, agreed, "When one of the young people helping started to complain that the work was hard, I reminded her about the pioneers, and that they didn't get to have water girls come by and bring them water as we did and they didn't get to run through sprinklers like we did when we got hot. It seemed to help a little, and she continued working."

Rucker also said that the day's service was a success. "It was fun to work as families, and it was good to see how everyone pulled together to get things done."

Mormons pay homage to pioneers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution 8Aug00 N1
By Kimberly H. Byrd: Staff


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