Randolph-Macon College helped make the Earth a happier, healthier place on April 27, 2013.
The college celebrated the eighth-annual Macon a Difference Day, a campus-wide initiative that brings together the Ashland and R-MC communities in an Earth Day celebration.
Volunteers planted flowers and shrubs, spruced up local parks, and picked up trash along Mechumps Creek. Members of R-MC’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity put their hammers and saws to good use as they helped with the construction of a house in Ashland.
Macon a Difference Day was created in 2006 and each year, participation has increased. This year, more than 300 volunteers helped with projects such as Healthy Kids Day, Help the Hungry, the Ashland Library Book Sale, and Mechumps Creek Clean-up. One of the yearly features of Macon a Difference Day is a tree-planting, with R-MC President Robert R.