U.Va. Students Lend a Hand at North Branch School

Building an outdoor stage required a large team of Alpha Phi Omega members. The stage will be used for plays, programs, assemblies, and concerts.

One hundred members of the University of Virginia chapter of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity transformed the school grounds of North Branch School in Afton March 17 as their spring project. The U.Va. students raised almost $4,000 and volunteered their time—the equivalent of about 1,000 hours of labor—on a beautiful Saturday to build an outdoor stage, erect a greenhouse and construct the end wall for it, repair a wooden ramp, spread mulch on the playground and entrance, build benches on the front porch, and restructure the sandbox on the playground.