While some Farmington residents questioned whether the on Route 4 beginning this fall would benefit the town through community service typical of other religions, representatives for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answered yes.
The proof is now visible at one of Farmington's most popular destinations - , where more than 100 LDS kids and youth leaders recently spent the weekend cleaning and painting to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Church's welfare program.
"We strive to keep the commandments of God and reach out to help others. Latter-day Saints have participated in annual service projects on this scale in the Hartford area for many years," said the Hartford Stake President Wayne Taylor in a press release.
"Service to others is a large part of our faith and is a blessing in the lives those who serve as well as those who are served. We teach our youth to dedicate their time and talents to love and serve God and neighbors. This prepares them for a lifetime of service in their chosen vocation, in their communities and in the Church," Taylor said.
The volunteers donated about 500 hours at Tunxis Mead.