Day of service planned for September 10 in Monticello
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A community group representing members of many faiths and organizations has designated September 10, 2011 as a day of service in Monticello.

Groups of community members will work on a number of projects throughout town, with a free meal for volunteers at the end of the day.

The projects will include spruce-up efforts, service to those in the area who may be in need, and tieing dozens of quilts for humanitarian efforts.

“Neighbor helping neighbor” is a theme for the effort, which is bringing a wide number of people together in a common cause.

The day of service is the culminating event for a number of service projects, many of which are already going on in earnest.

The day will begin early on September 10, with groups meeting behind the Monticello Post Office.

Projects will include dozens of quilts being tied at the Lions Club building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The goal is to make more than 100 quilts that will be donated to humanitarian efforts.

Crews will also be busy at projects near and far, including trail, bridge, picnic table and bathroom work at Loyds Lake; picking up garbage along streets and roads; and lawn care, repair and sprucing up area homes, businesses and properties around town.

The City of Monticello will haul away properly bundled yard waste set by poly carts (not in, please). Also, a truck, trailer and backhoe will be available as well as equipment to haul away older cars.

A variety of projects have already been identified, but organizers are still on the lookout for more opportunities.

Please call 435-587-2871 or 435-587-2444 for more information or to offer suggestions.

The Lion’s Club will prepare a harvest meal at the softball field pavilion for those who participate. Organizers hope community members will take the opportunity to serve others, work with family, friends and neighbors, and offer thanks for a good harvest.

The day of service began in commemoration of the 75th annivesary of the LDS Church welfare program. Church leaders in Monticello took it a step further and helped create a community-wide effort. A committee representing many faiths was created to organize the effort and identify needs.

“This isn’t based on what religion you belong to but uniting to help those in need,” said one committee member.

More detailed information will be provided at public locations and in future issues of the San Juan Record.
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