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Young adults ready to give E.C. series of facelifts

April 26, 2002|STAFF REPORT

About 300 young adults from three counties will be converging upon El Centro's parks and other recreation facilities Saturday morning in a community service day that will provide the city with several hundred hours of volunteer labor.

Teams will spread throughout the city to remove graffiti, paint, pick up trash and assist in other cleanup efforts, according to city Parks and Recreation Director Marty Tracey.

The service day is being put together by young singles groups from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yuma, SanDiego and Imperial County.

Groups will gather at 9 a.m. in the north parking lot of Bucklin Park on Ross Avenue, across the street from the Mormon church. Groups then will be dispersed to Bucklin and Swarthout parks as well as retention basin parks and the Plunge municipal swimming pool, Tracey said. They will be working until about noon.

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The volunteers will be cleaning and painting the Bucklin Park pavilion, working to prepare the Plunge for the summer season and painting out graffiti on block walls, Tracey said.

According to Bill Cole, who is helping coordinate the service day, this is the second community service day conducted by the groups. Last year they did similar work in the San Diego area, and next year they are planning a service day in Yuma.

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