This year's "Make A Difference Day" brought hundreds of community members together at locations throughout Visalia.
"On Saturday, October 28, 2017, 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," shared Mayor Warren Gubler.
The projects included Rotary Park, the Piano basin, Packwood Creek, Soroptimist Park and Oval Park.
Citizens came out to pitch in, with many being a part of a service club or faith-based organization. These included the 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.
Volunteers worked together on the projects and were treated to cool and frosty root beer floats by the Visalia City Council at Lions Park.
"Two thumbs up to the many Visalians who came out and donated their Saturday morning to make "Make a Difference Day" a success," added Mayor Gubler. "It was a great day for us all."