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Volunteers will take the spotlight in Stephens County Friday when workers target 17 projects during the annual Day of Caring, coordinated by the United Way of Stephens County.

Weeks of planning and attention to a seemingly endless list of details should prove helpful Friday as volunteers target 17 work projects as part of the annual Day of Caring, coordinated by the United Way of Stephens County.

Assistance was requested by seven United Way agencies and10 other not-for-profit organizations in Stephens County.

The busy day begins at 8 a.m. in the main floor conference room at Duncan Regional Hospital when more than 125 volunteers gather for registration, instructions, a light breakfast, project assignments, t-shirt distribution and the event’s official photo.

Work begins at 9 at the various sites. A box lunch will be delivered to job sites between 11 a.m. and noon and all projects should be completed by 4 p.m.

Participating agencies are Camp Waluhiyi, Camp E-Ko-Wah, Charis Pregnancy Center, Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Christians Concerned, Christian Helping Hands, Delta Nutrition North, Douglass East Side Senior Citizens Center Duncan Area Literacy Council, Duncan Community Residence, Duncan Little Theatre (two locations), Duncan Senior Citizens Center, Safe Center, Stephens County Humane Society, Toy Shop (two locations) and Velma Senior Center and Women’s Haven and Marlow Samaritans.

A Day of Caring has been serving county not-for-profit groups for more than 40 years.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the United Way office at (580) 255-3648 or United Way Executive Director Ed Darling at (580) 736-1817.