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W&L’s Nabors Service League will host its 11th Annual Day of Service

Washington and Lee University’s Nabors Service League (NSL) will hold its annual day of service on Saturday, Oct. 3. This day was organized by students to honor the memory of Jonathan Nabors, a W&L freshman who died in a car accident in 1999 coming back to campus after Winter Break.

“In Nabors short time at W&L he was a friend to all. It was his spirit of optimism, love and friendship that the Nabors Service League aspires to embody,” said Samara Francisco, general chair of NSL.

Through this annual day of service students, faculty and other community members participate in a variety of projects in the community. Past projects have included children’s festivals, construction work, gardening, painting, cleaning and more.

Students will gather at 1 p.m. on W&L Cannan Green and will work until 4:30 p.m., after which they will reconvene on campus for dinner and music.

Nabors Service League strives to promote and encourage a spirit of service and to connect service with learning. NSL is, in addition to a community service organization, a network — connecting large numbers of potential volunteers from varied backgrounds and with memberships in a number of student clubs and organizations. NSL strives to bring together service-oriented individuals to discuss needs of the Lexington and Rockbridge communities and how Washington and Lee University can help to meet those needs.

Any questions can be answered by Samara Francisco or Rosemary Kelley, the publicity chair. Francisco may be reached through email at franciscos10@mail.wlu.edu or 901-826-1611. Kelley may be reached through email at kelleyr10@mail.wlu.edu or 703-579-7398.