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LA MESA — Rotary International and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have scheduled service projects throughout the state for Saturday, April 28.

There are several East County venues for this event, two of which are located in La Mesa.

Church members are working to help give a face lift to California’s communities, by cleaning up, painting, clearing brush, landscaping, refurbishing exteriors of buildings, parks, schools, etc.

LA MESA — Rotary International and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have scheduled service projects throughout the state for Saturday, April 28.

There are several East County venues for this event, two of which are located in La Mesa.

Church members are working to help give a face lift to California’s communities, by cleaning up, painting, clearing brush, landscaping, refurbishing exteriors of buildings, parks, schools, etc.

It is estimated that together 60 to 80,000 members will join with friends, community groups and other congregations in this effort. Projects will reach into national forests, community parks, coastlines and desert regions.

In San Diego County, the event will have more than 4,000 volunteers at over 12 projects countywide, with 50 to 300 people ages 8-90 helping at each of the various projects. Projects include brush removal, painting, general clean up, building repair, backstop and field repairs, planting a natural garden, etc.

Local sites include: La Mesa, Alvarado Channel,” which is about 200 yards west of Bob Stall Chevrolet entrance (7601 Alvarado Rd. La Mesa) and the “University Channel” in front of Schaefer Ambulance (7257 University Ave.).