The 5th Annual Turlock Shines citywide clean-up day is now two clean-up days this year. On September 29th and October 6th, volunteers looking to clean-up the city will be gathering to work on projects throughout Turlock.
Turlock Shines is a volunteer project with the goal of re-establishing small town community pride by organizing volunteer teams for a citywide clean up. Turlock Shines promotes Turlock’s 105 years of beauty and that volunteers are working toward 105 more.
Councilwoman Mary Jackson, who is involved in organizing Turlock Shines, said that the event will include two days this year due to a group of people who wanted to participate but couldn’t make the original date.
On Saturday, September 29th, from 8am to 12pm, volunteers from six local Mormon churches will be cleaning South Golden State Boulevard from the overpass/Golf Road to the Merced County line.
An estimated 200 people will descend on Golden State during the September 29th clean-up day, and have enthusiastically taken on a large area to clear trash, weeds, and other debris on both sides of the four-lane road. Contact Donna Oppelt at 632-0522 for more information regarding the September 29th project.
Organizers of the event are also looking for Turlock residents who may need some extra hands doing yard work at their homes. There is no charge for the service, as plenty of volunteers are ready and willing to be put to work at various locations.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s department work release program will also be sending a crew to Turlock on September 29th to help load all of the trash collected by the volunteers.
On October 6th, volunteers will meet at Donnelly Park, area “J”, by the wooden Play Park (near the intersection of Pedras and Julie on the north side of the park) at 8am for a light breakfast and send-off. The teams will work on various projects around the city, including: cleaning water features and Broadway and Columbia Parks, and cleaning the on and off ramps along Highway 99 in Turlock.
Turlock Shines would not be possible without the generous donations from Alan Marchant and the Turlock Scavenger team, which will be disposing of what the volunteers pick up on September 29th and October 6th.
“We’re still looking for elderly residents that need yard work done,” said Jackson. “We have the volunteers to do it.”
If you are interested in having a Turlock Shines volunteer team do some yard work, need a volunteer team, would like to donate, or need more information about the project, please call Mary Jackson at 585-7372, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Turlock Shines volunteer forms are available below in pdf form and also are available in the Administration Office at City Hall. People can email sign-up sheets to email@example.com or send sign-up sheets to Attn: Mary Jackson, 156 S. Broadway, Turlock CA 95380. Turlock Shines will contact your organization with instructions and more information.