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Day of service

Original post made on Jan 19, 2009

Linda Lamson's home abuts the Centennial Trail that runs along Arroyo Creek. The trail is not only frequented by her family but many others who live in Del Prado. Tired of looking at one particular piece of trash--a moldy shopping cart with two of its wheels protruding from the creek waters--Lamson decided she'd had enough and was going to do something about it.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 19, 2009, 1:06 PM


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Posted by Timothy T
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 19, 2009 at 1:28 pm

This is easily one of the best examples of putting words in to action. You don't have to invent a cure for global warming, just clean up your backyard a bit.

What a great way to set an example.

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Posted by Grace
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Jan 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm

This is great to hear; that someone did organize an event in keeping with the president-elect's National Day of Service. I wish the particulars had been posted earlier(?) on the website I had cited, since I had been checking daily from Friday until this morning (Monday) and never saw this listed, nor had I seen ANY advance notice in the Pleasanton Weekly so that more citizens could have joined this effort. I do hope that the spirit of community volunteerism continues, and that the Pleasanton Weekly (Jeb Bing, please! as well as other reporters) do make the effort to publicize these events BEFORE THE FACT, as some had requested, so that we can all join in and help out.

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Posted by Volunteer
a resident of another community
on Jan 20, 2009 at 8:09 am

FYI: It is OK to do volunteer work on any day in the future too. You can do it alone or in a group, with or without recognition. Make a plan to continue these good efforts...

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Posted by Maia Rei
a resident of another community
on Jan 20, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Awesome!!! =)

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Posted by Ray &Judy Knapik
a resident of another community
on Jan 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Who was it that said,"all words and no deeds is like a garden full of weeds" ? Well, you won't find many weeds in Linda Lamson's garden. She is a doer of good deeds. Always has been and probably always will. We are very proud of Linda and the group of doers who tackled the Arroyo Creek trash. Go President Obama and the USA.
Love, mom & dad in Ballston Spa, New York

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Posted by Anni
a resident of Country Fair
on Jan 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm

You Rock! Way to go Linda and group.