On Sept. 29, Alicia Intermediate School celebrated a day of school pride to get students, parents and community volunteers involved in making over the campus. The work day started at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts furnished by the Marysville Save More Market as well as Starbucks. The Frank C. Reilly Chapter 5978 Clampers furnished paint and labor in addition to helping out with other projects.

Volunteers included students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators, the Marysville High School Key Club and Yuba County Supervisor Dan Logue. The Linda Lions provided lunch. The STARS after-school program, with Marysville Joint Unified School District, funded the purchase of all the plants and shrubs. Home Depot provided an additional discount.

The Alicia Gardening and Beautification Club, which includes student volunteers from the STARS after-school program and leadership students, will meet twice a week to continue maintaining the work done at Alicia School.

Because of the extraordinary efforts of so many people who care, not only were many projects completed, but more importantly, volunteers left with a renewed sense of pride and community spirit that will hopefully make a difference in the entire Alicia School community and surrounding neighborhoods.

Colene Weckman


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