As part of a statewide day of community service, local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spent Saturday beautifying three public parks in West Covina.
Church members from 12 congregations throughout the eastern San Gabriel Valley met at either Gingrich, Shadow Oak or Friendship Parks. The work assignments included refurbishing and painting wood and steel picnic structures and general cleanup of the three parks. An estimated 250 volunteers answered the call to serve.
“Church members have long been involved in community service, but on this day, all Southern California congregations of the church representing more than 40,000 members, concentrate their efforts on the same date,” said Lisa Ferrante, chairperson of the local event.
The church members who volunteered represented El Monte, Walnut, Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, La Puente, Covina, West Covina and Baldwin Park.