Written by Dwight Bachman
Willimantic, Conn: --On April 1, mayors across the United States will recognize AmeriCorps Mayor's Day of Recognition for National Service. The day salutes the contributions of AmeriCorps members to the nation.
In Connecticut, mayors from Bridgeport to Windham will participate and recognize the contribution of 5,800 active service members across the state. To celebrate AmeriCorps, Food Corps, Teach for America and other service corps in Windham, Mayor Ernie Eldridge will read an official town proclamation during a gardening service project at Natchaug Elementary School at 3:30 p.m. at 123 Jackson. The event, sponsored by GROW Windham, runs to 5:45 p.m. The public is invited; admission is free.
Representatives from Eastern Connecticut State University, The Windham Area Hour Exchange, Eastern Area Health Education Center, Windham Public Schools and several other organizations in town with service corps members, will participate in the event. Current and former service corps members are encouraged to wear AmeriCorps apparel or bring AmeriCorps promotional materials.