By SARAH KINGSBURY - Staff Writer
Article Launched: 10/26/2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Hundreds of groups volunteered their time to enhance communities in Butte and Glenn counties Saturday during the nationwide call to volunteer service known as Make A Difference Day.
Among the largest was a group of about 280 students, faculty and staff from Butte College split up throughout both counties to work on 23 projects in eight communities.
The local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa made a list of projects nominated by community members, then put the chosen projects up for adoption within the Butte College community. The projects mostly involved painting, repairing or cleaning a house or nonprofit organization in need.
For the past three years the college has hosted a career fair for Make A Difference Day.
"As fun as that was, at the end of the day you're never really sure if you made an impact," said Roger Ekins, an English professor and the faculty adviser for Phi Theta Kappa. "As a result of this we've had a number of people say, 'You know, this is really fun, I'd like to do more of this.' "
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