Avalon community clean-up on Saturday, April 24

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On Saturday, April 24, Avalon Rotary will once again partner with the City of Avalon for a community clean-up event. Volunteers are asked to gather, masked and socially distanced, at Avalon Kids Park, across the street from Avalon City Hall at 9 a.m. and then disperse in household groups to clean various areas of the city. Please wear close toed shoes and join in the fun and work of making Avalon and Catalina Island a better place to live, visit and recreate. Basic supplies will be provided.

On Saturday, April 24, Avalon Rotary will once again partner with the City of Avalon for a community clean-up event. Volunteers are asked to gather, masked and socially distanced, at Avalon Kids Park, across the street from Avalon City Hall at 9 a.m. and then disperse in household groups to clean various areas of the city. Please wear close toed shoes and join in the fun and work of making Avalon and Catalina Island a better place to live, visit and recreate. Basic supplies will be provided.

Catalina’s first Wish Tree project will also be launched Saturday. Stop by Wrigley Stage to write your wish on a tag that you can then hang from a branch of an Olive Tree. Wishes may be added for a month and then the wishes will archived at the Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland. “Following over a year of COVID-19 impacting the world, it seemed timely to offer an activity to residents and visitors that inspires hope,” says Avalon Rotary Chair and City Council Member Michael Ponce. Upon completion the tree will be planted in a downtown planter to offer shade for many years to come.

In the spirit of Earth Day, residents and Visitors are also encouraged to visit Careforcatalina.com and Avalon Beautiful’s Facebook page for information on ways to support sustainable tourism on Catalina Island and for information on beautification and community enhancement projects.

Rotary is the world’s premier international humanitarian service organization with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries, all of which share a mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. For information on joining or supporting these efforts email avalonrotaryclub@gmail.com.

Avalon community clean-up on Saturday, April 24