Members from the boys cross country team spent their Wednesday morning and afternoon in the sun, but it wasn’t for practice or to run through the woods.
The group of high school runners volunteered their time to help paint the large green fence on the perimeter of The cemetery, which is run by the city, is located between South West and Prairie avenues. The students were sprucing up the fencing as part of their community service requirement.
Darrell Gramdorf, the head coach for the team, explained that Waukesha South High School’s athletic director, Dan Domach, has made it a requirement for the athletes to volunteer.
“He really wants the athletic teams out in the community and doing things,” Gramdorf said
The Waukesha South cross country season has begun with practices, Gramdorf said, and the teens will compete in their first match on Saturday. Painting the fence at Prairie Home Cemetery is a chance to use the volunteer activity to build the team as they work together.
“This is essentially for the community, which is a good thing,” Gramdorf said.