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Archived News Release from 2003

For Immediate Release

Redwood City Parks to Receive Benefit of Kiwanis Volunteers on "Total K Day"

Redwood City, CA - March 10, 2003 - Saturday, March 29th is the 4th Annual "Total K Day," a day on which Kiwanis Club volunteers throughout California, Nevada, and Hawaii volunteer to work on local community projects. Here in Redwood City, more than 50 members of Kiwanis Clubs around San Mateo County will be working on special projects at Red Morton Park. Kiwanis' adult and student volunteers will donate an estimated 250 hours in one big day of helping to paint curbs and wheel stops, install a drinking fountain, maintain the ball field, sand the bleachers, and perform general clean up of the park.

Additional volunteers are encouraged and welcome to participate in this great community service project at Red Morton Park, and may call 650-364-9383 to join in, or for more information about local Kiwanis Club activities. People can also call Chris Beth, Parks Superintendent at 650-780-7253 if they are interested in volunteering for this or other Redwood City parks volunteer projects.

Every county in California, Nevada, and Hawaii will get volunteer help on "Total K Day" from more than 30,000 Kiwanis volunteers working on community service projects like this one. Three Kiwanis Clubs from throughout San Mateo County will combine efforts to help with the projects at Red Morton Park. Larry Graves, member and past Lt. Governor of Kiwanis International (Div. 34) says, "Kiwanis Clubs are best known for volunteer work in their own individual cities. On March 29th, we will be helping Redwood City as a whole." Kiwanis is an international organization with 8,600 clubs, comprised of local business people who want to help in their community. On-going service projects include working with local children with disabilities, cleaning senior citizens' homes, back-to-school shopping sprees for local needy children, food drives, tutoring in local schools, reading to children at libraries, and providing leadership training for local junior high, high school, and college students.

Corinne Centeno, Director of the Redwood City Parks Department, says, "We're very grateful to the Kiwanis Clubs of San Mateo County for choosing one of our parks for this great volunteer project. It really shows Kiwanis' community spirit, and is a nice example for others who are seeking ways to 'give back' to their city."

The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center, providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks/.

Visit Redwood City's website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business. Redwood City news releases are also available online, at www.redwoodcity.org/news.

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Contact: Chris Beth
Parks Superintendent
(650) 780-7253



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