Next Love Madera day on Sept. 21
More than 800 people — consisting of families, members of service clubs, churches, schools, Boy Scouts and volunteers — came out in force Saturday morning to improve the city they call home.
They met at Courthouse Park in downtown Madera to organize 14 projects to be accomplished during Love Madera Day. Afterward, they went to their designated areas throughout the city and even the outskirts of town.
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts were busy cleaning the downtown area while others did the same to neighboring parks. On Gateway Drive at the Dog Park, Rotarians and the Friends of the Dog Park landscaped the grounds. Other Rotarians drove to the Chinese Cemetery on Avenue 12 to remove shrubs and weeds from the historic site. On the Fresno River Trail, more than 300 members of the Church of Latter Day Saints, armed with wheelbarrows and a large dumpster, removed trash from the riverbed.
Love Madera projects weren’t limited to the outdoors. At the county library, volunteers dusted and moved books and shelves. According to the Love Madera website, an intergenerational experience between youth and the elderly was also held at convalescent homes...