Preschooler Vivian Segall helps wash a school bus at the Affton Early Childhood Center, 9832 Reavis Road. Children also washed St. Louis County Police cars and an Affton Fire Protection District truck.

Students and staff of the Affton School District on Friday, May 10, took part in its 3rd Annual #afftonstrong Community Day of Service. Each student and adult volunteer from the district committed one hour of service to the community.

Service included preschoolers washing a school bus and a police and fire vehicle. There was a “Fun Run for Torri,” a toddler daughter of a Rogers Middle School teacher who is fighting cancer.


Ada Lee and Ryleigh Head, students at Rogers Middle School, help clean up the school grounds.

Other volunteers cleaned the school grounds at Rogers Middle School. Affton High School held a car wash to benefit Coach Todd Shelton, a McCluer South-Berkeley teacher and coach who is recovering from a drive-by shooting.


From left, Karen Rico, Ashley Sota and Makhi Williams, fifth graders at Gotsch Intermediate School, paint flower pots for residents of the Village at Mackenzie Place.

Fifth graders at Gotsch Intermediate School painted flower pots and did plantings for residents at the Village at Mackenzie Place.

Over at Mesnier Primary, volunteers held an “Operation Bear Hug,” collecting donations of stuffed animals to be delivered to children by members of the Affton Fire Protection District and the St. Louis County Police.