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Alternative Spring Break Beckons KSC Students

KEENE, N.H. 3/12/03 - Alternative Spring Break has become a tradition at Keene State College. This year marks the tenth year that Keene State students, faculty and staff have participated in the program, traveling to Southern states to assist people in need.

According to Don Hayes, KSC community services coordinator, about 105 people will participate in seven trips this year, including Habitat for Humanity home-building projects in Georgetown and Marion, S.C., Morehead City and Cape Fear, N.C., and Bradenton, Fla. Trips will also be going to Tennessee, where students will do maintenance work on the Cumberland Trail, and to Washington, D.C., where students will volunteer throughout the city. The groups will leave Keene on Friday, March 14, and return a week later.

Spring break is more than physical labor. Participants have raised nearly $42,000 to cover their own food and travel expenses and to pay for the materials used to build houses.

Over 300 colleges and universities will participate in ASB programs nationwide this year.

For more information, contact Don Hayes, community services coordinator at 358-2665.

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