On Saturday, 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 more than a dozen churches and organizations.
Afterward, most of the participants came to Lions Park, where my wife and I served free rootbeer 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!
Warren Gubler, Visalia mayor