This is an effort to recruit volunteers to help out at the annual Fall Leaf Haul. This is a one day leaf disposal event for Salem citizens. The event is free but we do ask for cash and food donations which go directly to the Marion & Polk Food Share and Parks Tradition Fund.
This year the Fall Leaf Haul takes place on Saturday December 1, 9am to 3pm at the following locations...
- Sprague High School
- Oregon State Fairgrounds
- Wallace Marine Park
This is a longstanding community event and the number of participants has dropped noticeably the last 3 or 4 years. Volunteers are needed to help citizens unload leaves from their vehicles into a huge pile on the pavement. Equipment then picks up the leaves and loads them into containers which get hauled away and recycled. The job is dirty, it's usually cold, and it pays nothing, but everyone involved has a good time and many people in the community benefit from this event. And besides...the Civil War is played the weekend before so there's no excuse not to participate!
I'm sending flyers and sign up sheets to Neighborhood Association Chairs, so please discuss this in your November meetings. Interested volunteers can call me directly or sign up with your Neighborhood Association.
Thank you for your time. Have a great and safe Holiday season...
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