Extreme Dome Makeover hits Canton

Two students work together while painting Canton City Hall.

More than 300 volunteers spent the day Saturday improving sites around Canton by painting, landscaping and removing trash.

Three hundred and twenty five people arrived at the Extreme Dome Makeover by walking down the Concourse at Culver-Stockton to 11 area work sites.

The emphasis of this yearâ??s efforts was placed on overall community improvement. Projects included painting Cantonâ??s Recycling Center and City Hall, raking and planting grass on the townâ??s new river walkway, and beautifying the Canton Community Garden. Individual community memberâ??s houses were also included in the makeover efforts.

Makeover recipients were chosen from community nominations.

Extreme Dome Makeover is just one way that Culver-Stockton has integrated hands-on experiences into their curriculum. â??Our motto at C-SC is â??Do Something Different.â?? What makes the Extreme Dome Makeover exciting is that it gives us a chance to â??Do Something that Makes a Difference.â?? We are extra excited because this year, the community is more involved than ever,â?? Dean of Student Life Chris Gill said in a press release. â??This project fits very well into Culver-Stocktonâ??s mission statement. A student of promise will be a leader of promise and what better way to prepare our future leaders than by providing them a way to give back to their communities.â??