Volunteers needed for work day

By: Jenna Nielsen, Journal Staff Writer
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Organizers may be busy planning Project Auburn months in advance, but volunteers help make the day possible. Anybody who wants to work will find a task, said Larry Dorety, Project Auburn publicity chairman. No skills are necessary for the general public. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help with this year's annual community service fix-up day May 31, which will include the painting of the Old State Theater and the preparation for a new façade and marquee. The Carnegie Building, City Hall and a few streets in Downtown Auburn will also be the recipients of some of this year's planned upgrades. Project Auburn organizers are in need of about 800 skilled and non-skilled volunteers, materials and supplies to help get the job done. City Manager Bob Richardson, co-founder of Project Auburn with former Police Chief Nick Willick, said planners are asking for teams of co-workers, family members and friends to volunteer. Willick added that there are a variety of tasks volunteers can help out with this year. We will be repainting curbs, parking lots, washing windows and landscaping, Willick said. Skilled volunteers are also still needed to help with tiling, concrete and window work. To get involved in this year's Project Auburn, contact Nick Willick at (530) 888-8643. The Journal's Jenna Nielsen can be reached at or comment on this story at