Volunteers pitch in to clean up campus
by PI Staff
May 16, 2013 | 968 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Melissa Siebert, a paraprofessional at the school, and Lucy Arrambide, a Patterson High School student, do the dishes.
Melissa Siebert, a paraprofessional at the school, and Lucy Arrambide, a Patterson High School student, do the dishes.
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Angela Fouler, a volunteer from Starbucks, scrubs the woodwork
Angela Fouler, a volunteer from Starbucks, scrubs the woodwork
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Craig Allen paints a classroom door
Craig Allen paints a classroom door
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Maribel Torres, sister of a Rising Sun student, sweeps up around the planter boxes
Maribel Torres, sister of a Rising Sun student, sweeps up around the planter boxes
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The Rising Sun Community Workday in Vernalis on Saturday, May 11 drew about 60 people to the school on Spencer and Welty roads.

Using plenty of muscle and fueled by a Patterson Lions Club barbecue, volunteers framed a greenhouse structure and cleaned up the 12 acres of land that houses the school.

Saturday’s event was Patterson Joint Unified School District’s first step in developing the campus into a working arm for Rising Sun Transitions Program students who are ages18 to 22 years old.

Rising Sun teacher Nikyra Calcago said by phone Tuesday, May 14 that Sandu Farms ripped and disked the entire football field and donated all the piping and installed the irrigation. Patterson Education Foundation donated weed barriers; Recologi of Westley donated 10 cubic yards of potting soil; and Del Mar Farms donated fruit bins to be used as garden boxes.

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