Five members of Scarborough High School’s Key Club also participated in Operation Keep ME Warm last weekend. Lead by Sylvia Most, a member of the Kiwanis Club, the students visited three homes in York County to assist the homeowners with insulating their homes for the winter.

The day began at 7:45 a.m. Sunday when the team met at the high school. Then they traveled to the Sanford Armory for instruction on their duties and some training.

The students spent the rest of the day working on winterizing the three homes assigned to them. One homeowner was not home when the team arrived and they left the material on the doorstep. But they were successful in winterizing the other two homes, Most said.

For the students the day provided with an excellent opportunity to perform an important community service for people who need some help.

“It was a real volunteer experience,” said sophomore Saerim Park, adding that while it was hard work the day was very rewarding.

Park’s job was to help put plastic over the windows of houses. While she had not done that before she quickly learned how to do it efficiently.

Freshman Chris Twomey’s job during the project was sealing cracks in homes with caulk.

“It was really great; it was one of the best volunteer projects you can do,” he said.

The students said one of the most rewarding aspects of the day was getting to meet the homeowners and seeing their reaction once the team was done winterizing their homes.

“They were very grateful for our help,” said sophomore Tracy Najarian. “Just being there, talking to them, putting smiles and their faces and ours too, it was a great time.”

Other students who participated in the project for the Key Club were Jarrett Sprague and Dave O’Frost.

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