The Maroa-Forsyth Mech-Tech class is always building something; whether it's the set for a school play or some furniture. But, this semester, they're putting their talents to work for the community.
"We're working on a castle for CASA."
Ethan Runyen and his classmates are building a playhouse castle. It will be raffled off with money raised going to CASA of Macon County to help kids who are abused or neglected. It's a service project these students say they're excited to be a part of, and it shows.
"We have been working very hard. Our classes are only about 40-minutes long. Plus, I skip two other classes just to come in here and work."
"I mean, those guys back there working on it are here after school until 5:30 at night. We've just been really pushing to get this thing done."
The castle isn't just a lesson on how to give back. It's also teaching them responsibility.
"It's really important we get all our measurements right, because if we come up short on something, a kid might fall. So, make sure everything's nailed, screwed down, perfect. It's got to be solid."
The castle is one of two playhouses in the raffle. The other is a pirate ship.
Tickets start at $5. The drawing takes place the end of April.