Rain or shine, Community Service Day a hit

Not even a rainy Sunday could put a damper on Solana Beach Presbyterian Church’s second annual Community Service Day.

Roughly 3,000 volunteers from several denominations and backgrounds scattered around San Diego County to do a variety of projects to benefit the people of this region. Although the rain postponed some of the painting beautification activities, participants were still able to make improvements to the T-ball field at Skyline Elementary School, visit seniors at Solana Beach’s La Vida Del Mar home, and help spruce up St. Leo’s Church’s preschool. In all, Solana Beach Presbyterian Church set up roughly 120 sites around San Diego and raised about $25,000 for supplies in preparation.

“Our little mantra was we wanted to join hands with others to make our city a better and brighter place,” said Pastor Tom Theriault. “We marched into every conceivable type of nook and cranny.”

Theriault said this Sunday’s services would commemorate the event with videos, pictures and a celebration. He said it is his expectation that Community Service Day will continue to be an annual tradition.

“Our people love it, and they are all smiles,” he said.

The painting events that were rained out would take place within a month. Final turnout numbers were not immediately available, but Theriault said at first glance more than 95 percent of the participants came out to the event.

“Every site got everything done that they wanted to get done,” he said. “They were able to flex here and adjust there and it was amazing in that way.”

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