For the fourth year in a row Iowa State University will offer an alternative spring break opportunity for students. Jennifer Garrett is with the I.S.U. Student Activities Center. She says there are about 30 students who are going to Ohio, West Virginia and Texas to do community service on their spring break.

Garrett says each project is a little different, with the students in Texas working on homes, students in West Virginia will work in the Appalachian region help those in rural poverty, and the Ohio group is working with people with mental disabilities on a farm. Garrett says students are paying part of their way.

She says they pay about $160 each and also receive some money from the I.S.U. student government. Last year’s spring break trip featured a group of students going to projects in Colorado and Arkansas. The students will leave Ames on March 14th returning to campus of March 20th.

By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City