Delmarva Christian High School students recently participated in the annual Return to the Community Day.

More than 200 students participated in a return day of their own. The student body, faculty and staff of Delmarva Christian High School set out over the eastern shore, launching their own annual Return to the Community Day on Nov. 9. Some of the Delmarva Christian students participated in manual labor projects including cutting down trees, raking leaves and debris, painting walls, weeding, winterizing porches, cleaning up trash, pulling up carpet, tearing down shelving and landscaping.

Delmarva Christian High School sophomore Andrew Workman was the trick of all trades at Cross Pointe Nazarene Church in Salisbury, Maryland. During the three hours, Workman cleared out and expanded a room in the church’s food pantry, tore down multiple shelves, pulled up carpet and dismantled a bookshelf.

Other students performed such tasks including packaging lunches; working in soup kitchens; collecting canned goods; serving at the food pantry; assisting in schools; helping the sick, elderly and veterans; working in kitchens; and taking care of animals at the shelter.

Sophomore Abby Agapito served at Beaman’s Old and Gnu Antiques, helping the owner complete small tasks throughout the store including sweeping, dusting, polishing and cleaning windows.

While many students chose to work alone, DCHS students Maddie Wiggins, Raelynn Fernsick, Alyssa Smith, Olivia Owens, Abby Owens and Emelyn Owens completed their service at Harrington Baptist Church. The students worked together to paint the walls, trim and ceilings of the classrooms in HBC’s fellowship hall in hopes to help speed up their renovations.

While students were out giving back to the community, the DCHS faculty and staff strapped on high visibility safety vests and gloves and made their way out to Sussex Pines Road. The group worked together to pick up trash and clean the Delmarva Christian Schools adopted road.