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Bacone College asking for volunteers to clean campus

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 19:19:51-04

MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- Bacone College is asking for volunteers to help clean their Muskogee campus before the fall semester starts.

They need volunteers to clean more than 100 dorms for students to live in this fall.

Volunteer work includes painting, wiping the walls, cleaning windows, window sills, and some light landscaping work for overgrown shrubs.

A group called Home Missions Society with the American Baptist Churches of America already came in and cleaned several rooms, but the school is in desperate need for more help.

Bacone officials announced a few weeks ago that the school will enroll students for the fall, following a budget scare months ago.

They say they need to save money where they can to continue to educate students at one of the oldest colleges in the state.

"Their donation of time and effort and their gifts makes it possible for us to provide scholarships for students who might not otherwise be able to come to school," said Leroy Thompson, Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Bacone College hopes to have 400 students for the fall semester, right now they have about 250 students enrolled, and there's still time left to apply.

Classes in the fall start on Wednesday, August 15th. Students can start moving in on Monday the 13th.

If you're interested in volunteering, call the President's Office at Bacone and let them know when you'll be on campus.

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