On April 25, 2015, over 1,000 volunteers from Redlands and surrounding communities came together to beautify Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery and Community Fields. Grave markers were swept and cleaned, gates were painted, roofs were repaired, and a Veteran's Memorial Hill was improved at Memorial Park. A few miles away at the baseball fields, bleachers were installed and old fixtures and backboards were repaired and painted. Volunteers of all ages came together to perform thousands of hours to make our town a better place. It was amazing!
This year in 2016 volunteers will perform service at 9 locations: Heritage Park, Redlands Historical Society Museum (formally the Daily Facts building), Prospect Park, Avis Meeker Sewall Theater, Texonia Park, Ramona Street railing, Smiley Library, Redlands Bowl, and Montero House. Volunteers should check in at each location, and bring gloves and a tool. Lunch will be provided free for all volunteers, and will be served at Heritage Park following completion of the projects. Projects are perfect for families, service clubs, and individuals just wanting to make a difference.
The Redlands Service Club Council is a unique group of individuals and organizations whose purpose is to improve the quality of life in the Redlands Community through service. In 2010 the Service Club Council combined efforts with the LDS Mormon Helping Hands, a service group of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to plan and accomplish the first large scale Helping Hands Community Day of Service in Redlands.
Since then, it has become tradition to invite the community on the last Saturday in April to put on work gloves and get out and serve. Past projects have beautified parks, served Veterans, improved schools, and preserved history.
Abigail Jones took a broom to the Rev. Harry T. Riddle’s grave marker at Hillside Memorial Park on Saturday with pep in her step.
The 6-year-old Redlands girl joined her family to participate in the annual Community Day of Service to help spruce up Redlands through a variety of projects with the help of more than 1,500 volunteers.
“I’ve cleaned 10 already,” Abigail said triumphantly as she took a quick break from clearing Riddle’s marker. “I’m really excited.”...
Hillside Memorial Park is expected to receive some TLC on April 25 as part of the annual Community Day of Service.
Close to 2,000 are expected to donate their time to complete projects at the historic site and three others from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., said organizers.
The annual clean-up effort is typically held on the last Saturday of each April, and is made possible through the Redlands Service Council with the help of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Close to 1,300 turned out to complete projects at Heritage Park, Israel Beal Park, the downtown median and Highland Community Park last year...
The Redlands Service Club Council (RSCC) recently elected officers for 2014-15.
They are Chris Martin, president; Shelli Stockton, president-elect; Max Fisher, vice president; Erin Sanborn, treasurer; Bud Kensok, secretary; and Rose Palmer and Margie Armantrout, members at large.
The Redlands Service Club Council was formed in 1996 as a voluntary organization of Redlands service clubs, with the intent to coordinate, support and publicize service club-sponsored public events, sponsor joint events and work together to identify and address community projects that improve quality of life in Redlands...
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