There’s nothing quite like a new coat of paint to spruce up a fence.
Just ask Tom Sawyer or the Lillooet Army Cadets.
With paint cans and brushes in hand, the Cadets met at the Miyazaki House on the afternoon of Thursday, Sept. 6 to perform a community service.
Deborah-Ann Miller told the News the Cadets volunteered their time to help with some much-needed upkeep on the fence that surrounds the the historic property and were tasked with scraping off the old paint and applying new.
“The Miyazaki House Society appreciated the help the teens provided and were impressed with their desire and commitment to be involved in our community,” added Miller.
The Royal Canadian Army Cadets are open to anyone between the ages of 12 and 18. Youth can apply to join the organization at any time during the school year. Cadets are volunteers who participate in programs that engage youth in activities such as leadership, citizenship, physical fitness and stimulate an interest in the Canadian Armed Forces.
The program offers youth opportunities that are provided at no cost to the cadet and may also provide unique opportunities not offered by other youth programs.
For more information regarding the program or how to join, please contact Robert Hale at 250-256-9251 or drop by on any training night at the REC Centre on Tuesday evenings between 6 and 9 p.m.