Singing & working in the rain
The Community Voice
I want to express my thanks to those of you who came out to the Burton Peace Garden yesterday. When I arrived at 8 a.m. for setup it was raining and continued to rain past the 9 a.m. start time. Nevertheless, 31 volunteers arrived in the rain and were willing to stick it out. Thankfully, the rain subsided by 10 a.m. and we were able to accomplish weeding, trimming. and planting 50 plus plants. Besides those of you from the Rotary Clubs, we had spouses, community members, Ranch students, Laura Campell from the City of Rohnert Park, Kaiser Permanente as well as a large showing from the organization, Hands on Bay Area. A special thanks to Willy Linares representing Kaiser Permanente for bringing his volunteers and arranging for the Hands On Bay Area crew. Lunch and refreshments were provided by them and thank you Gerard for the great food. The Hands On Bay Area group also brought and painted two bird houses that were hung in the olive trees as well as placing three custom painted flat rocks. Very Nice!
Our next Peace Garden project will likely be next month and will entail mounting a new metal art piece depicting the earth with peace doves above. Stay tuned for more information on this.
If you are missing a shovel and a Fiskars hand pruner, I have it and would like to return it to you. Also, if anyone picked up a 49ers Yeti coffee mug, please let me know so I can get it back to the owner.
Again, thank you so much for helping with this ongoing project.
Community Services Director
Rohnert Park-Cotati Rotary
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