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Helper council supports 'Day of Service' for city


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By JOHN SERFUSTINI
Sun Advocate associate editor

When a trio representing the Helper Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented their list of requests for a community "Day of Service" to the city council, they got more than permission for the project.

They got full support.

John Daniels, Keith Cox and Kraig Christensen said the objective was to "reach the hearts of Helper citizens" with all manner of volunteer projects. These would include small repairs, painting, yard cleanup, even simple efforts such as reading to senior citizens.

To do that, they said they'd need to rent the pavilion at the big city park, and they'd need extra trash receptacles.

They also wanted to rent the city pool to provide free swimming as a reward to the volunteers who took part.

Along with that, the delegates also asked the city to agree to pick up refuse and to let them know what sort of refuse was acceptable and where it should be put.

Finally, they wanted elected officials to participate by giving them ideas of which residents in the city needed a little help.

The reply from the powers that be was that the city would not rent out the park or the pool. They would be available at no charge.

The city will also work out a system for refuse collection, and will provide whatever information officials can get on needed projects.

Speaking for the council and himself, Mayor Dean Armstrong told the delegation, "We're all here to serve."

The Day of Service is scheduled for July 23.

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