The garden area at the YMCA in Canton received a complete overhaul, thanks to over 50 volunteers on Saturday.

Camille Driscoll, director of the Cherokee Youth Track Club volunteered her team of runners and parents for the project through, a free mobile app linking individuals to various volunteer service opportunities in the community.

“It is great to be able to give back to the community,” Coach Driscoll said. “Each year we like to get our runners involved in a service project and this year we were able to use to find this project at the YMCA.”

The group of track club children and parents, along with missionaries and members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, cleared out weeds, trimmed and removed bushes, lay fresh mulch, prepared beds for planting, and sanded and painted planters in the YMCA garden area.

Chris Sanders, regional wellness director of YMCA, collaborated with Susannah MacKay, specialist, in organizing the service opportunity.

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