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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 issue
More than 300 take part in World Changers
PIKEVILLE — As most students spend their 2003 summer break soaking in rays at the beach or lounging around the house, 320 teenagers will be hard at work on a week-long refurbishment and construction project in Pikeville June 21-28.

Pikeville's needy low-income neighborhoods will reap the benefits of the visiting World Changers, an initiative of the North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist Convention) in partnership with the Pike Association of Southern Baptists, Pike County Housing Authority and local businesses.

This summer, more than 23,000 students nationwide will forgo summer jobs and instead pay $245, on average, to participate in 82 construction and community service projects from Alaska to Pennsylvania to South Carolina.

Students serving Pikeville will take part in a variety of home improvement and cleanup tasks, including painting, laying drywall, repairing roofs, pouring cement, and planting flowers.

The students are staying at Shelby Valley High School for the week.

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