The Johns Creek High School Football Team, led by Head Coach Matt Kemper, and many of their parents took time off on Saturday, October 1st to give back to the community through a day of service at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center. Mary Winder, Program Director, said that the Nature Preserve is supported by volunteers and that they appreciated the hard work the 100+ participants from JCHS did to support the Preserve. The Gladiators and their parents cleared trails, did general maintenance of the Heritage Center buildings, extracted invasive species, and set up Halloween decorations for the annual Spooky Mill fall events.

In his opening, Head Coach Matt Kemper commented that giving back to the community is an important endeavor and a way to thank our sponsors and the community at large for their support of the Football program and Johns Creek High School.

The Johns Creek High School Gladiator Varsity Team is 3-1 in conference games. The Gladiators next game is on Friday, October 7th at Chattahoochee.

The Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center is a 501-c3 organization that operates the preserve and historic buildings and provides environmental programming to the public. The Preserve consists of 46 acres, with 7 historic buildings, and 2.5 miles of trails. The annual Spooky Mill event on October 28 and 29 is an evening of family Halloween Fun with trick-or-treating in the Heritage Village, a haunted house, games and more. For more information visit autreymill.org.

If you would like to learn more about how your team or group take part in a give back campaign, please call 678-366-3511 or email autreymill@bellsouth.net