Thursday Apr 03 2008
Volunteers needed for work day
By: Jenna Nielsen, Journal Staff Writer
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 faÃ§ade 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 email@example.com or comment on this story at auburnjournal.com.