Another successful “Love Salida” day!

For the second time in 2013, scores of Salida residents turned out Saturday for “Love Salida” day. Volunteers signed up for projects listed on the “lovesalida.com” website for such things as bringing canned goods for the Salida Food Bank, organizing books at the Nick W. Blom Salida Regional Library, and cleaning up local alleys and parks among others activities. A local Girl Scouts Juniors Troop held signs asking for donations for the food bank.

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One of the projects sponsored by the newly-formed Salida Chamber of Commerce was the clean-up of the debris and weeds at the corner of Sisk and Wessex. One local resident was so filled with gratitude that she came out of her house with an offer to help the chamber volunteers. Other nearby neighbors waved and gave thumbs up to express their appreciation along with a dog walker who thanked and blessed the workers.

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival also returned to Salida to publicize a performance of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” to be performed on December 14 at 3 PM at the Salida Library. The performance consists of local residents and actors from SFShakes. “Pop-up” performances were held at Salida Park and the Salida Library to promote participation in the project as part of Love Salida day. For more info, e-mail Carl at cholvick-thomas@sfshakes.org or call (415) 865-4423 to participate.

At the close of the event, volunteers returned to Salida Park for a free lunch co-hosted by Salida’s Kountry Kitchen and the Salida Chamber of Commerce.