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Volunteers sought for Make a Difference Day 2018

Post Date:09/17/2018 5:48 PM

MADD2017_1Make a Difference Day, a day of community service for volunteers of all ages, is being observed for the 6th consecutive year in the City of Venice on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

Landscaping, raking, cleaning and litter collection are planned at Dr. Fred Albee Park, East Gate Park, Fountain Park, Graser Park, Humphris Park (South Jetty), John Nolen Park, Michael Biehl Park, Mundy Park, Ponce De Leon Park, Prentiss French Park, Ruscelletto Park, Venezia Park, West Blalock Park, Heritage Park, Luna’s pocket park, Hecksher Park, Chuck Reiter Park, Wellfield Park, South Brohard Park, Legacy Park and the VABI building playground. Other volunteers will build picnic tables at Prentiss French.

MADD2017_2Every year, hundreds of volunteers including youth turn out for this citywide community service effort, saving the City thousands of dollars.

Jim Foubister with Serve Florida is the chief organizer of the event, with assistance from City Public Works staff. Volunteers will be provided with a free lunch at noon at Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 Harbor Dr. S.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, click here. You can also call Jim at 941-223-1771.

Interested volunteers can also come to the Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. S., at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 27 to help. Drive to the south side of the building near Turin St. to receive assignments and a T-shirt.

MADD2017_3Volunteers should wear old, comfortable clothing and work shoes, and bring sunscreen. Other supplies, including drinking water and gloves, will be furnished.