For the past two Saturdays parishioners and community volunteers have worked hard to prepare the outdoor church property for summer.
A huge thank you to Sonoma County District Five Supervisor Lynda Hopkins for approving use of a mower and to the Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Dept staff members Rob Howlin and Joe Gonzalez. Thank you also to District Director Susan Upchurch.
Using the mower not only makes the property look better, it makes it easier for the sheriffs to see negative behaviors which have plagued the area for years. Special thank you to Brian Britton who operated the mower and facilitated its loan.
From Cleanup Coordinator Gail Culverwell:
Our outdoor church is ready for Mass this weekend thanks to the many volunteers who raked, broomed and power-washed plus gathering all the debris and hauling it off.
Jim Rossi, Lorna Marie Hastings, Jose Benjamin Robles, Jose Chavez, Brian Britton, Denise Britton, Jim Breaux, Larry Love, Rosie Bohny, Frank Danzart, Kathy Karnath, Lyle Karnath, Denise Goodwin, Barbara Seymour, Irene Deem, Dan Bajone, Wallace William III, Ernie Loconsolo, Gail Culverwell, Eric Lindenbusche, Francine Korn, John O’Connell and Damien Olsen.
Behind the scenes helping us make it work, we very much appreciate County staff Lynda Hopkins, Susan Upchurch, Rob Houwling, and Joe Gonzalez.
Great Job all and thank you!
This is the finished result:
Here is video of the clean up crew on Saturday, June 24
Power washing the pews helps remove the graffiti and debris resulting from the flooding each year.
Graffiti continues to be a problem but by clearing the property and encouraging people to use it for meditation we hope to discourage negative behaviors. Clearing the undergrowth of brush will help the sheriffs get a clearer visual of the property.[/caption]
Thank you, Fran Korn, for the photos below!
Denise Goodwin, John O’Connor
Chris Diner with Denise and John
Frank Danzart and Rosie Bohnie
We apologize for missing some names and are working on getting them.
Thank you all again for your hard work! God bless you and see you next Sunday!