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Volunteers step up and beautify city with Serve Santa Maria event

Posted at 8:54 PM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-05 09:58:52-04

Volunteers scoured the streets of Santa Maria to beautify parts of the city on Saturday.

The effort was a part of “Serve Santa Maria” — a semi-annual event organized by Bethel Lutheran Church.

Several volunteers helped out with a project at Temple Beth El as a gesture of kindness in light of the recent shootings at a San Diego synagogue.

The event has been serving the community since 2010.

“I have a little piece of, just memories as a kid coming over here to Temple Beth El for services,” volunteer Duane Gardner said. “It was my first introduction to the community and it has a little piece of history and I thought, yeah, it’s time to give.”

Other projects included repairing the shade structure at the Lawn Bowling Club and painting the U.S. flag in front of Tommy Kunst Middle School.