The Central Lakes College Student Senate recently sponsored a leaf clean-up in the Staples and Brainerd communities for those in need. The Student Senate, with help from the Heavy Equipment Club and the Rotaract Club, raked and cleaned a total of 12 yards over a three-day period. This leaf clean-up included 58 student volunteers and produced a total of 251 volunteer hours, said Erich Heppner, director of student life. He gave special thanks to Steve Mau at Brainerd General Rental for donating the use of his leaf blowers for this project. A special thanks is also in order for the Horticulture and Maintenance programs at CLC for letting students use their equipment. A final thank you to Hoffmann Construction for donating the funds for the Heavy Equipment Club to purchase rakes for this project.