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Community Projects Work Day Part Of Love Escalon Initiative

Some openings still remain for projects scheduled as part of the April 8 Love Escalon community work day.

Volunteers are still being sought for landscaping and maintenance at the Escalon Animal Shelter and to go out into the community for a food drive, collecting items for the C.A.R.E. food cupboard. Three spots were available at press time for both those projects.

Two spots remain available on works crews for the Highway 120 trash clean-up effort and two more for repair work and other labor at Paddack Mobile Manor. One opening is available for clean-up work and assistance at the Escalon Museum.

Projects that have sufficient work crew members include yard work for the elderly, Learning Tree painting and weeding, Groceries of Love food deliveries, bus washing at the school district and painting at Dent School, gardening and beautification work at Van Allen School.

You can visit the Love Escalon website at to sign up for a project or come to the Saturday morning rally, set for 8 a.m., in the city’s Main Street Park near the caboose, for the chance to join a work crew.

Several local churches are working together to coordinate the effort, with all projects designed to improve the community through camaraderie and sharing the workload.

Projects are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, though some may end sooner, depending on the amount of manpower in the crews and the extensiveness of the work to be done.

The goal of Love Escalon is three-fold, said organizers, focusing on “demonstrating kindness, meeting needs and impacting lives.”