Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
LWC's Malvina Farkle Day Celebrates Community, Service
By Venus Popplewell
This is the second year Lindsey Wilson College sophomore Kyion Stone from Shelbyville, KY, has chosen the Columbia-Adair County natural garden as his Malvina Farkle Day service site.
"My teammates and I wanted to work with Dr. Bosela again," said Stone, who is a member of the LWC men's basketball team. "He is a great person to be around and always outgoing. He jokes around with us but he works harder than anyone."
The natural garden, which is managed by LWC Assistant Professor of Biology Michael Bosela, was one of 40 services sites that participated in Malvina Farkle Day on Wednesday, Sept. 25.
"We get to come out here actually work with our teammates and bond with people we don't normally hang out with -- it is a great experience," said Stone. "It sounds like labor but when you are with your buddies it doesn't feel like work."
Malvina Farkle Day is named in memory of a mythical Lindsey Wilson alumna and staff member who lived a life of service and having fun. Classes are dismissed for the day each year while students spend the morning working on community service projects. The afternoon includes a picnic on the campus quadrangle, games, activities and giveaways.
LWC Student Activities Director Lafawn Nettles says the annual day of service wouldn't be possible without participation from the local community.
"Mayor Hoots and Judge Cowan were such a blessing as we organized this year's event," said Nettles. "They connected us to the projects that needed a little help from our students, and we can't thank them enough for their support."
More than 900 Lindsey Wilson students, faculty and staff participated in the annual day of service this year. Nettles says Malvina Farkle Day allows students to learn more about the community and give back.
"Malvina Farkle day was started as a way for Lindsey Wilson to give back to the community. And from there it has grown to be a wonderful day of service for our students to connect with our community in a new way, and with new people."
The Columbia-Adair County places involved with 2019 Malvina Farkle Day were:
This story was posted on 2019-09-27 19:04:23
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic Lindsey Wilson College:
4,083 donors went 'All In for LWC'
LWC International Student Program is going bananas
Video: Allan Parnell is ALL IN FOR LWC 2019
Lindsey Wilson celebrates its Methodist Heritage
Constitution Day at Lindsey Wilson College
LWC Celebrates 10 Seasons of Football at 88th Homecoming
LWC to Celebrate Annual Church College Day
Parnell's $1M Challenge, All in for LWC, begins Tuesday
Three to be inducted into LWC Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday
ISP students visit the Heritage Fall Festival
View even more articles in topic Lindsey Wilson College
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Quick Links to Popular Features
Looking for a story or picture?
Try our Photo Archive or our Stories Archive for all the information that's appeared on ColumbiaMagazine.com.
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.