A day full of ‘Love’

Love Lodi brought out hundreds of volunteers across the city on Saturday, and some folks were kind enough to spend a little time at our Main & Elm garden. We had a rotating group of volunteers throughout the morning and afternoon, helping us pull weeds, plant flowers, and begin the process of painting our mural.

GRIP Youth Art leader Jose Gomez gave out directions as the volunteers helped turn his vision into a reality. Former GRIP members, Lodi High School students and Lodi Police Chief Tod Patterson were among the happy painters.

We received several donations for Love Lodi, and we’d like to thank all our sponsors. They include: the Lodi Lowe’s store (and manager Matt Swift), Essential Plumbing, C&S Enterprises, Arvind Chand and Busy Bee Laundry, and a special anonymous donor. I’ll let Greening Lodi president Curt Juran explain:

And finally, a big thank you to every volunteer! We couldn’t do this without you.

Jose will be back out at the garden site on Sunday, May 7, to continue painting. Come see how we’re doing – you can even help us paint!

Stay tuned – we’re just getting started.

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