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Two Mason Fundraisers Put Students to Work

The George Mason High School wrestling team, and Mason band and drama students, are volunteering to do odd jobs in the community, and are hoping that those benefiting from their services will donate money to their organizations.

The Mustang wrestlers will be going through area neighborhoods on Saturday, Nov. 26, starting at noon, to rake leaves.

The service is free, but the group will be accepting donations to help defray the cost of purchasing new equipment.

For more information, call Coach Bryan Harris at

Similarly, M*U*S*I*C (Many Useful Students In our Community) Days will return, sponsored by the George Mason High School Music Department.

The annual fundraiser puts GMHS band and chorus students to work for Falls Church City families while raising money for their competition trip to Atlanta in March.
Raking leaves is a popular request, but families have donated money to have students babysit, plant bulbs, help with technology, perform music, stack firewood, serve at parties and more.

Students are available weekends from early November through mid-December.

Those interested can contact parent volunteer Carol Sly at or 703-538-6272 to sign up or explore possible jobs for students.