THORNDIKE — Mount View High School students participated in a community service day on Oct. 12.

Over 200 Mustang students provided help and services to nonprofit organizations throughout Waldo County and beyond.

“Opportunities like these, where the students have the chance to get out and volunteer throughout the community, are invaluable,” said Mount View High School Assistant Principal David Page. “To see our students active and engaged is exciting.”

Student groups were sent to locations throughout Regional School Unit 3, as well as to locations in Belfast and Waterville.

“The students really did an outstanding job throughout the day,” Page said. “(They) gained a strong sense of community though this experience.”

Student volunteers helped with trail work and playground cleanup at Moulton’s Mill Preserve in Unity, raked leaves at St. George State Park in Liberty, assisted with cleaning serving at the Belfast Soup Kitchen, Waldo County Community Center, and the Muskie Center in Waterville.

Mustang students also helped out at the Waterville Area Humane Society, MOFGA Heritage Orchard and helped clean the grounds following the recent Common Ground Fair.

“Volunteering in our communities is a huge part of character development,” Page said. “It is our hope the lessons learned, and the experience of even this one day, will stay with these students for a lifetime.”