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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Make a Difference Days Set for April 28 and 29

The Town of Wickenburg invites you to participate this weekend in its annual Make a Difference Days scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29.

The Town of Wickenburg invites you to participate this weekend in its annual Make a Difference Days scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29.

On Friday, April 28, residents are encouraged to attend the Arbor Day event at 1:30 pm at Wishing Well Park near the Hassayampa River Walk. The Town will plant the first memorial tree and announce the new Adopt-A-Tree program.

On Saturday, April 29, residents from across town are encouraged to volunteer in the annual neighborhood Make A Difference Day, planned for Oxbow Drive. Participants will meet at Town Hall at 7:00 am and are encouraged to bring hand tools, protective equipment and work clothes.

Volunteers will be painting, performing exterior maintenance and cleaning yards in three homes on North Oxbow Drive. Other cleanup efforts will occur in the alleyway between North and South Oxbow Drive, as well as a possible improved path to Maguire Park.

“Our Make a Difference Day is a way for the Town staff and citizens to give back to the community and provide some assistance to homeowners,” said event organizer Steve Boyle, Community Development and Neighborhood Services Director. “We thank all the volunteers in advance for their support and dedication to our community.”

Following the cleanup at 11:00 am, a neighborhood barbecue will be held at Maguire Park for event participants and Oxbow Drive residents.

Also on Saturday, April 29, as part of Wickenburg’s Make a Difference Day, several trees will be planted at the Community Center and Coffinger Park. This will mark part of the first phase of projects the Town is pursuing to be designated a Tree City USA.

The Arbor Day celebration and the goal to become a Tree City USA is a partnership between the Town of Wickenburg, Jones Ford, Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, Wickenburg Landscaping, Desert Concepts and the Parks and Recreation Commission. The Town is thankful for the support of these vital community groups and individuals making the trees part of Wickenburg’s future.

For more information regarding this project, please contact Steve Boyle at 928-684-5451 or Robert Carmona, Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director, at 928-668-0552.

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