CHARLESTON, S.C., April 11.--On Saturday morning (April 12) more than 800 Citadel cadets will fan out over the metropolitan area to participate in Charleston's Community Appreciation Day, volunteering their time and energy to improve living conditions.
They will participate in a variety of activities ranging from constructing houses with Habitat for Humanity to rendering their services at the VA Hospital. Each of the 17 cadet companies at the military college has been designated a specific location to work. They will be joined by members of The Citadel's faculty and staff.
At 7 a.m. 400 cadets--one-fourth of the entire Corps and the largest unified group in this year's event--will board buses in front of Third Battalion and travel to Meeting Street to assist in Clean City Sweep GLAD Bag-A-Thon. Half will clean a three-mile radius up the peninsular from Columbus Street to Tuxbury Lane at the North Charleston city line. The other half will converge onto Meeting Street at McMillan Avenue in North Charleston and work east to Tuxbury and the city line.
Armed with GLAD trash bags and tools, they will be attired in Citadel PTs (shorts and T-shirt). The young men and women will be wearing commemorative hats and work gloves and some will be outfitted in orange safety vests to assist with traffic.
Ret. Army Gen. Carroll LeTellier will be responsible for communications and devise solutions to any problems that may arise in Charleston, and Mayor Keith Summey will do the same for the students working in North Charleston. In addition the two will provide refreshments of soft drinks and donuts and lemonade and cookies, respectively. The Meeting Street details will be bused back to campus before noon.
The activities of Community Service Day will conclude at 2 p.m. at Charles Towne Landing when Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley and North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey will present awards to participants of this year's Community Appreciation Day.