2 projects on Westside for Make a Difference Day event

       Two projects on the Westside will be part of this year's Make a Difference Day event.
       Sponsored by the United Way, the Oct. 27-28 spectrum of projects is part of a nationwide effort to recruit volunteers to improve the areas in which they live.
       As many as 1,500 people are expected to participate locally in this year's event, nicknamed “Extreme Community Makeover,” according to the United Way's Maggie Brubaker. This will add to a national total of close to 3 million volunteers.
       “It really raises awareness of the need for volunteers across the country,” she said.
       The signup deadline is Friday, Oct. 20, although late signups - filling out projects that may still have volunteer openings - will be accepted through the event's Kickoff Breakfast at City Auditorium Friday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 8:30 a.m., Brubaker said.
       The Westside's projects are at Red Rock Canyon Open Space and at the El Pomar Unit of the Boys & Girls Club Of The Pikes Peak Region.
       The Red Rock work will involve trail-building and maintenance in the city open space.
       At the Boys and Girls Club, 805 Praderia Ave., volunteers will pull weeds, prune trees, paint, and assist with various cleaning tasks.
       For more information, call Brubaker at 955-0741, or go online at volunteerpikespeak.org (click on Sign Up under the Make A Difference Day heading).

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