Orem residents to beautify community

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    By Travis Morgan

    Orem residents will have the opportunity to serve their community Saturday, September 15, in the annual Take Pride in Orem Day.

    The tradition began with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” sesquicentennial celebration projects in 1997, said Orem Volunteer coordinator Cody Fowler.

    “In years past we have had a couple thousand people participate,” Fowler said.

    This year, volunteers will help beautify the city by participating in landscaping projects throughout the city.

    Geneva, Hillcrest and Sharon parks will receive new bark, while volunteers in Cherry Hill Park will spread sand in preparation for further landscaping, according to the City of Orem Web site.

    Volunteers will also plant shrubs and landscape around at Orem Fitness Center.

    Like years past, local stakes of the Church of Jesus Christ will provide the necessary manpower for the various community service projects.

    The Jacobsen Center for Service and Learning Involvement Office has also solicited help from BYU students on their Urgent Needs board in the Wilkinson Student Center.

    All projects will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will last about two to three hours, Fowler said.

    Any students who are interested in participating in Take Pride in Orem day can contact Cody Fowler at 229-7577.

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