Visalians come together to help ‘Make a Difference’ in their community
On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, the community of Visalia again came together to help “Make a Difference.” According to our head count, approximately 300 volunteers turned out to assist the city in freshening up our local parks and city properties, including planting trees and plants, spreading bark, weeding, painting, and trash clean up. The projects included Rotary Park, the Piano basin, Packwood Creek, Soroptimist Park and Oval Park. In addition to private individuals who came out to show their civic mindedness, the event was supported by Downtown Rotary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Alpha Gamma Sigma Club at COS, Redwood Key Club, World Link, Sequoia Visalia Kiwanis, West Coast Believers, Ismaili Community Engaged in Responsible Volunteering (ICERV), Visalia Sunset Rotary, V-Town Roller Derby Team, Center for Spiritual Living, and Soroptimist International of Visalia.
Afterwards, most of the participants came to Lions’ Park where my wife and I served free root beer floats to say “thank you” for a job well done. Two thumbs up to the many Visalians who came out and donated their Saturday morning to make “Make a Difference Day” a success!
Mayor Warren Gubler
City of Visalia