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Ways you can get involved!

  • Respite Event for Foster Families, Friday, September 6, 5-9 p.m. at the ARC, 1701 W. Ash
  • Recycling Ambassadors Training, Tuesday, September 17, 6-8 p.m. at the ARC.  Help educate others about recycling and waste reduction!
  • Heritage Festival, Sept 21 & 22 at Nifong Park.  Volunteers will assist with children’s activities and parking. 
  • Looking for a project for a group?  We can help you organize a litter pick up event or park project. 

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Volunteer of the Month for August-Debbie Lacy-Anderson

Retired teacher Debbie Lacy-Anderson has volunteered as a compost workshop instructor for three years now, teaching the basics of residential composting and motivating like-minded Columbians to recycle wastes and enrich soils.

Her interest in composting began as a side hobby to her love for gardening. Growing up on a farm with wonderful, rich soil and then moving to the Ozarks, and then Columbia, where the soil is not so good, she learned that composting was a cheap and easy way to improve her dirt and grow better flowers and vegetables.

And being a teacher all her life, and volunteering throughout, ... Read More