To get their town ready for its centennial celebration this summer, Fairmead residents cleaned and beautified a street garden.
About 20 volunteers and two Madera County Planning Department employees met in the garden on Maple Street in Fairmead, between Avenue 22 1/2 and Yates Avenue, on Saturday morning. It’s the fourth cleanup Fairmead Community and Friends has done in that part of town, but members also help clean other areas, said Barbara Nelson, president of the organization.
Nelson was disappointed with the turnout, but said she was grateful for those who showed up to work.
“I really thought we would get more people in the community to come out because our 100th year celebration is coming up so we’re trying to get everything cleaned up for that,” Nelson said. “There’s going to be a parade and people are coming, so I don’t know why more people didn’t show up to help.” ...