It seemed like a fair tradeoff. Florine McPherson got her house spruced up and the students from Centre College got some fresh air and the satisfaction of helping out in the community.
The students scraped off old paint, applied fresh coats and recaulked windows.
McPherson, 81, was grateful for the help.
"I'm too old now for that," she said.
Her home on Circle Drive was just one of nine in Danville and Junction City that were worked on as part of the Fifth Annual Danville/Boyle County Repair Affair. The program sends volunteers into the community to perform light maintenance and repair work on the homes of people who are physically or financially unable to it.
About 80 Centre students and dozens of community volunteers from several organizations put in about four hours of work.
Trina McFarland, director of community service at Centre College, is the volunteer coordinator for Repair Affair.