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Gainesville First United Methodist Church members gather for Great Day of Service
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Jim Hammock, Lila Francis and Caryl Hammock work on painting an enclosure Saturday at the Hall County Animal Shelter during Gainesville First United Methodist Church’s annual Great Day of Service. The day of service started at 9 a.m. and various teams from the church spread out to tackle different tasks across the Gainesville community. - photo by Erin O. Smith
Nearly 500 people spent Saturday morning working on volunteer projects for Gainesville First United Methodist Church’s Great Day of Service. A total of 483 volunteers donated their Saturday mornings to the Great Day of Service, now in its ninth year. Organizers said the number of volunteers has grown each year.