Volunteers in black "Live United" T-shirts were showing up all over the place in Lincoln County Wednesday, during the annual Day of Caring, put on by Heart of Kentucky United Way.
"It's hard work, but it's rewarding," said Abe Walton of Lancaster, who works as a nurse at Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.
Walton was with a crew of volunteers who weeded the landscaping around Lincoln County Middle School Wednesday morning.
At the Lincoln County Senior Citizens' Center, Lincoln County sophomores Baleigh Lawson and Kaylie Padgett helped run a fiesta for senior citizens by organizing games and giving manicures.
Stephanie Blevins, United Way chief operating officer, said the more than 200 students from Boyle, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties were the largest youth turnout for the event in recent memory.
“It’s wonderful to have them involved from such a young age,” Blevins said.
Jerry Shepard, Kristi Stuckel and Sherrie Cocanougher traveled down to Stanford from First Christian Church in Danville to help spruce up the First Southern Community Arts Center.