Turlock was looking spiffier over the last week thanks to a volunteer clean-up effort as part of the Turlock Shines program.
An estimated 120 volunteers turned out for a multitude of cleaning projects around the city on Oct. 12.
The volunteers spanned out at seven different work sites at Turlock’s parks and in various neighborhoods. Over the course of the day volunteers cleared and disposed of a total of 13,960 pounds of trash from Golden State Boulevard. Volunteers also painted all of the boards around the horseshoe pits at Crane Park, and City staff, along with volunteers, painted and removed graffiti in various areas around Turlock. Students and staff from Pitman High School painted bollards in the medians within the neighborhoods surrounding Pitman High School. In addition, City staff and volunteers cleaned trash and debris from Donnelly Park’s Lake.
This is the seventh year that city staff and volunteers have combined for the clean-up effort. This year the work was boosted with help from Turlock Scavenger, Gaylord Manufacturing Company, and Cost Less Market.