SPUDS, a loose acronym that stands for “Service is Our Prayer Buddies,” is a community-service initiative. Each month, volunteers sign up to work as a group for three hours, usually at a non-profit organization in central Vermont. Volunteers may opt to go on one service outing, several, or all. There’s no long-term obligation. SPUDS volunteers have served the Aldrich Library, Central VT Humane Society, People’s Health & Wellness, VT Youth Conservation Corps, VT Foodbank and Waterbury Senior Center among many other organizations. For more information about SPUDS (including future service outings), please contact Nancy Schulz.