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Gales Creek Garden Club plans church grounds cleanup May 4

The Gales Creek Garden Club will once again clean up the grounds of the Gales Creek Community Church in an all-volunteer effort to spruce up the downtown anchor on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We’re wanting to clean up the church yard before the Strawberry Festival,” explained Gales Creek Garden Club Vice-President Joyce Sauber, who has led similar cleanups at the church and at the Gales Creek Fire Station, just some activities among her numerous other volunteer activities and roles in Gales Creek.

The Gales Creek Strawberry Festival is returning after a four-year hiatus this June, and the Gales Creek Garden Club is one of at least three community groups working to make it happen.

Sauber urged others in the community to join their efforts, rattling off a laundry list of activities the group planned to tackle, including spreading barkdust, pulling weeds, blowing leaves, trimming shrubs and working up the ground and other landscape work.

“We want our community to look good,” she said.

Those looking to volunteer should bring their own tools for the job they want to do, and their own lunch and water.

The Gales Creek Community Church is located in downtown Gales Creek at 9170 N.W. Sargent Road.

Correction: Joyce Sauber is no longer the president of the Gales Creek Garden Club, having now switched to serving as vice-president after 14 years in the role. The new president is Donna Branson. This story has also been updated to note that participants should bring their own food and water.

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Chas Hundley is the editor of the Gales Creek Journal and sister news publications the Banks Post and the Salmonberry Magazine. He grew up in Gales Creek and has a cat.

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