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Projects Have Openings For Love Escalon Effort
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Signs like this one in Escalon’s Main Street Park can be seen throughout the community, as the date rapidly approaches for the 2022 Love Escalon event, set for Saturday, April 30. Marg Jackson/The Times

Whether you want to take part in manual labor or an encouragement project, there are still some openings available for the Saturday, April 30 Love Escalon community day of service.

Escalon Chamber of Commerce is working cooperatively with the Love Escalon project to sign up volunteers and there are openings in several areas.

The day will begin with a rally at the city’s Main Street Park at 8 a.m.; followed by leaving for the various project sites. Work will be concluded by noon.

Under the ‘Encouragement’ area, there are openings for volunteers at the Happy Artists Craft Activities for kids and for the Senior Bingo, offered to those 55 and older.

The ‘Manual Labor’ projects in need of help include work on baseball diamonds around the city; the Escalon Youth Center; dead-end barricades clean up; Highway 120 clean up; library clean-up; planter boxes maintenance and Post Office clean up.

Those projects that have enough volunteers to fill the need include clean up at the Escalon Animal Shelter, work at the local C.A.R.E. food pantry and the painting of fire hydrants throughout the community.

Other efforts as part of Love Escalon also include an animal food drive for the Escalon Animal Shelter and Project Prom, with a prom dress drop off.

Those interested in volunteering can visit the website at and click on the ‘Projects’ tab to sign up for a specific work area.

Merchandise, such as T-shirts, stickers and drawstring bags will be available for purchase the day of the event. Many service projects are good for all ages; icons on the Projects tab on the website indicate the age range for the individual work sites.

Love Escalon is a partner with Love Our Cities; many communities throughout the Central Valley will be participating in the coordinated day of service on April 30.