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Big 'THANK YOU' for Volunteer Day

Big 'THANK YOU' for Volunteer Day

“On behalf of the City Council and residents of Lakewood, I want to thank everyone who helped out on this year’s Volunteer Day on April 13,” said Mayor Todd Rogers. “The volunteer spirit in Lakewood is a big part of what makes us a strong, caring community.”

Those helped by the volunteers included disabled, senior and other Lakewood neighbors who because of physical or economic hardship were unable to take care of the difficult circumstances their property faced.

Volunteers ranged in age from six to 66. Helping out were an estimated 450 people, including members from community organizations, churches, school teams, scouts, business people, volunteer city crews and Lakewood's 65th Anniversary mascot, Woody the Tree.

See photos from Volunteer Day at www.lakewoodcity.org/VolDayGallery.

The 26 volunteer groups contributed time and energy to improving 26 private homes, four city sites, and the gardens at Pathways Volunteer Hospice.

Mayor Rogers and other council members toured various sites throughout the morning, thanking individuals and groups. The city sponsored a picnic at the end of the morning for all the volunteers.