TRENTON, Mo. –There are many communities in Missouri that hold events and come together as a whole but one special community decided to put together an event that would bring them together to help serve each other.14492550_10209388388480937_4306213211996873206_n

Click play below to hear KMZU’s Amanda Wagner speak with Doug Franklin, pastor of Dockery Chapel Church.

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The community of Trenton put together an event called “Serve Trenton.” It was put together in hopes to renew the city and transform lives. Serve Trenton was such a success that they hope to hold an event every year at the end of September.
Approximately 200 volunteers came together to volunteer for projects in the community. Churches from all denominations came together to help the community as a whole. They had 28 projects and almost 2,000 volunteer hours in one weekend.

Franklin says,“I’m excited to see the town come together for the benefit of the community as a whole.”

He also said that the goal is to grow this event and have many, many more in the upcoming years.

The Serve Trenton tagline was a common theme among the volunteers and the leaders for both Saturday and Sunday it states, “Imagine what we can do together, inspire people to act, and transform lives.”14446030_10207099060222236_6626505851993210190_n

For more information on the annual Serve Trenton event you can contact Doug Franklin at Dockery Chapel Church or go to the Serve Trenton Facebook page.