Every fall volunteers and service clubs come together for a day of service called Turlock Shines. This year will mark the fourth annual clean-up event where approximately 200 plus volunteers pull weeds, pick up trash, and work to beautify Turlock’s public areas throughout the community. The event will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011, from 8am to 1pm.
Projects will include cleaning the water features at Broadway and Columbia Parks, street medians, highway on ramps and off-ramps, areas around both Pitman and Turlock High Schools, and restaining the Donnelly Park playground.
Several groups have already selected the areas they will be working in such as Turlock High School students will be working on projects around the high school and along Canal Drive, while the Kiwanis Club of Turlock and various volunteers will be working on the garden at Silvercrest Residence and the area around the Salvation Army.
This year the event is also looking for people in need of help such as seniors, the disabled, and others not physically able to do yard work and projects to fix up their homes.
A few of these opportunities have been brought to the organizers in previous years and they were really a great addition considering one of the original intents of the event was to foster small town community pride. If you or someone you know needs help with yard work please contact Mary Jackson at (209) 585-7372.
Volunteers will meet at Donnelly Park at 8am on October 1st and will be assigned work areas. A light breakfast will be provided for the volunteers at Donnelly Park.
Groups and individuals can still sign up to help with the event by picking up an application at Turlock City Hall on the second floor in the Administration office.
For more information contact Mary Jackson at email@example.com or at (209) 585-7372.