Phillips Exeter employees give back to community
By JASON SCHREIBER
Union Leader Correspondent | September 02. 2013 10:52PM
Phillips Exeter Academy employees Cary Wendell, left, and Hijoo Son build wooden houses to be used on a sensory trail being built at Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding Inc. in East Kingston. They were among the workers who volunteered for a community service day at the facility and two other locations. (JASON SCHREIBER)
Fitzgerald's 8-year-old daughter, Catriona, rides horses at the East Kingston facility as a form of therapy to help with her sensory challenges.
Phillips Exeter Academy employees Janice Ziemba, left, and Jeanne Stern, work with others on murals to be used at Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding Inc. in East Kingston. The employees volunteered their time for community service projects at three locations on Thursday. JASON SCHREIBER
The event, organized with help from City Year's Care Force, was a way for the PEA community to connect with surrounding communities.
"Every single project is going to help enhance our program for current students as well as future students," said Kim Hughes, director of Wings and Hooves.
PEA employee Cary Wendell worked with others to build small wooden houses that will be placed along a sensory trail used by the students riding horses.
"It's just a simple relationship they have with the animals," he said.
"It's nice to work with people you pass on campus," she said.