Volunteers to spruce up Chimacum School grounds
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The cleanup is open to the public.
Volunteers can check in anytime between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the pop-up tent near the main entrance of Chimacum School, 91 West Valley Road.
In selecting the school grounds as the focus of the 2013 Day of Service, Chimacum resident Rick Butchart conferred with Kris Butler, Chimacum School Board of Directors, District 3.
“My family had a fantastic experience last year during the 2012 Day of Service at Fort Flagler,” Butler said, “so I thought it would be great to focus this kind of large volunteer workforce to spruce up the school grounds so they’ll be inviting to the returning students, teachers and staff.”
Various hands-on projects suitable for families and individuals of all ages and abilities are planned, organizers said.
These include cleaning walkways, edging and trimming, maintenance of garden areas, spreading bark, pruning trees and shrubs, pressure-washing sidewalks and brick faces, shrub and tree removal, some painting and minor repairs.
Volunteers are encouraged to bring suitable work clothes, a sack lunch (beverages provided), gloves, a rake, shovels, push brooms, garden claws, wheelbarrows, pruners, loppers, tree pruning poles, weed trimmers, pressure washers, etc.
The Chimacum volunteer effort is part of a worldwide Day of Service that involves more than 250,000 participants and aligns with President Barack Obama’s Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Rich Stewart, the new superintendent of the Chimacum School District, said he welcomes the support.
“This will make a tremendous difference in the appearance of our campus and is appreciated by our Chimacum Board of Directors,” said Stewart.
“Our schools assist in the molding of our nation’s future generations. I can think of no more worthy recipient of our labor and support with this service event than our local school,” said Bishop Daryl Starnes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which is coordinating the Day of Service.
For more information, to volunteer special skills or to sign up in advance, email Gary Frogner at email@example.com or phone 360-593-3090.
Last modified: August 20. 2013 6:23PM