About 150 young women from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints congregations in Cherokee County and the east Cobb community, recently participated in service projects for the Georgia National Cemetery and Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton.

The youth, ages 11 to 18, had a day of service while attending a weeklong church camp at the Cherokee Retreat Center near White in Bartow County.

The first group went to the Georgia National Cemetery and took about 2,000 pictures of the gravestones for the BillonGraves Project, the world’s largest resource for serviceable GPS cemetery data. It honors those who are buried there and makes the gravestone information readily available for genealogical research.

The second group of young women assembled about 72 gift bags for healthcare workers at Northside Hospital Cherokee, including snacks, water, reusable face masks, and notes of appreciation.

A third group created about 150 NICU tags for the hospital to help make every NICU baby and mother feel special. The tags are placed on the bassinets of newborns.

A fourth group worked on clearing the trails at the Cherokee Retreat Center.

Local service opportunities can be found at justserve.org.

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