Rake Up Melba Day was Tuesday, Nov. 20, and students from Melba High School banded together to help clean up the city’s blowing leaves.
The event, sponsored by the MHS student council, gives students in the junior high and high school an opportunity to get out and make a difference in the community.
Students in seventh to 12th grade, divided into groups according to their homeroom class, bundled up after lunch and began what eventually became an accumulation of about 150 bags of leaves.
Each class was accompanied by its homeroom teacher and assigned about four properties where they were to rake and bag leaves.
Just about any road traveled within city limits had a group working in the yard as students raked residential, commercial and city properties.
The day gave students and teachers an opportunity to work together outside the classroom before leaving on the extended weekend for Thanksgiving.
“It gives the staff a chance to do something different with the students,” said Beth Cole.