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By Rosemary Pollock

Alabama Youth Conference Includes Community Service

WEAVER, ALABAMA -- While most teenagers are sleeping in during the summer, Anna Harrison, Leah Thornton, Regina Parker and Jordan Kilette of Birmingham were gathering blisters along the Chief Ladiga Trail. Painful as it may be, it didn't slow down the 80 youth who continued to rake, hoe and pick up trash Friday as they completed their community service project for the annual Summer Youth Conference of the Birmingham Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"It helps the community, and it makes a point that everyone can help out," said Anna, 17, of Birmingham. "It surprises people that a bunch of 17-year-old girls are out here doing this."

The youth, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Birmingham area stake, range in age from 14-18. They are participating in the two-day Summer Youth Conference which includes a service project followed by a lot of fun.

Following the cleanup, the youth will gather in Elwood Park for a picnic for lunch and attend a dance Friday evening at the Anniston church building. Birmingham Young Women's Stake Secretary, Joyce Thornton helped plan this years conference.

"We're always looking for good projects," she said. Prior projects have included working with Habitat for Humanity and cleaning homes for the poor. Most participants agree that the service makes them feel good.

"It's good to be helping out in the community," Regina Parker, 17, said. "We do this twice a year." "The church challenges us to do community service projects all the time," Leah added. "It's good to feel like we're helping out." "It makes me feel good, and it makes the community feel good that we come out here and help people out," said Jordan Killette, 17, of Locus Fork.


Community service
Anniston AL Star 7Jul01 D1
By Brian Lazenby: Star Staff Writer


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