Posted: Apr 13, 2012 6:31 PM by Ariel Wesler
Updated: Apr 13, 2012 11:04 PM
City and church leaders in Santa Maria hope the skies stay clear for a huge community beautification project set for this weekend. Hundreds of volunteers have agreed to roll up their sleeves to help out in this year's "Serve Santa Maria Day."
Those volunteers will be pitiching in to do everything from planting trees to removing graffiti and signs from telephone poles.
By the end of the day, they hope to have 40 new trees in the ground at Preisker Park. They will also build handicap ramps at a local home of a family in need. The home was chosen by the city code enforcement staff.
While at the house, the volunteers wiill also remove trees that present a danger to the family's health. This is the third year the city has teamed up with a local pastor and 20 organizations to sponsor this service project.
"They need a lot of volunteers to make this happen. we have the volunteer power, so when we put these things together, everybody wins," said Pastor Carl Nielsen with Bethel Lutheran Church.
City officials say the volunteers not only make Santa Maria a more beautiful place, they also save the city tens of thousands of dollars.
If you would like to pitch in with the "Serve Santa Maria Day" project, show up at 8:30 Saturday morning at Abel Maldonado Community Center at 600 South McClelland Street.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties