A productive saturday morning

September 28, 2017 Posted by: Chantal Collis
On November 18th the park will be hosting an event to commemorate the lives of the Mexican and American soldiers during the war. Among the many preparations for the illumination ceremony is assembling 8,000 lanterns, which could be a tedious job. Luckily, we had an amazing group of Skills USA students from Hannah High School come in Saturday morning to help us.

Volunteers preparing luminaries for memorial illumination event

 

The group of 10 students filled bags with sand, added a candle, bundled the bags up, and then packaged them. They worked together to get an efficient system for getting the job done and in about two hours they were able prepare 1,260 lanterns!The group of 10 students filled bags with sand, added a candle, bundled the bags up, and then packaged them. 


Thermometer illustration of progress on luminary preparations

 

The assistance the park receives from volunteers is invaluable. Although filling bags with sand might seem small, this is a big help in supporting the National Park Service's mission to “Preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.”

 

We hope to see you on this special day. 

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