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Love Escalon Returns With April 8 Work Day
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The large sign promoting Love Escalon is set up here by the historic caboose in the citys Main Street Park, which will serve as the rallying point for work crews before their April 8 Saturday of service. Marg Jackson/The Times

After taking one year off, the Love Escalon community service work day will return to the area next month.

“We have several churches that have been coming together, meeting for the last two months,” said Dana Corbin, serving as coordinator for the work day. “We will be meeting at 8 a.m. that day at the Main Street Park for a rally.”

After the kickoff rally, crews will fan out to a variety of projects at locations around the community.

Projects are scheduled to start about 9 a.m. and work should be completed no later than noon.

Information on the projects available can be found on the Love Escalon website at

Large signs around town promote the event and Corbin said there is still time to get involved in the upcoming Saturday of service.

Manual Labor, People in Need and Schools are the three basic areas that projects fall under: the Manual Labor projects scheduled are landscaping and maintenance at the Escalon Animal Shelter, maintenance at the Escalon Museum, Highway 120 trash clean up, painting and weeding at The Learning Tree Preschool and various repair work at Paddack Mobile Manor.

People in Need efforts will include a food drive, delivery of Groceries of Love, and doing yard projects for the elderly at different locations around the community.

For the Schools projects, there will be bus washing for the Escalon School District, painting at Dent Elementary School and gardening/beautification work at Van Allen Elementary School.

The focus of Love Escalon and similar community efforts being staged around the region the same day is tri-fold: ‘Demonstrating kindness, Meeting needs and Impacting lives.’

Escalon organizers hope their work does all three.

“Everybody is welcome,” Corbin added of encouraging residents to join them in the Love Escalon effort. “There are service projects all over town, something for everybody.”