History buffs, community leaders and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust, History and Take Pride in America at more than 98 historic sites across the country to participate in the 18th annual Park Day on Saturday, April 5.

Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their dedication to serving their communities. In 2013, nearly 8,000 volunteers at 105 historic sites donated more than 36,000 service hours.

The Battle of Lexington State Historic Site needs volunteers with duties ranging from trash pick up to entrenchment enhancement. Meet at the visitors center at 9 a.m. For questions, call 660-259-4654.

The Lone Jack Civil War Battlefield Museum Park need volunteers outdoors to clear limbs and brush and rake the cemetery and flower beds. Indoor duties include dusting displays, mopping floors and washing windows among other jobs at the museum and Cave Hotel. The hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and registration is at 8:30 a.m. To volunteer and reserve lunch, call Alinda at 816-805-1815.

The Civil War Trust is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States, dedicated to preserving our nation’s endangered Civil War battlefields and to promoting appreciation of these hallowed grounds.

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