Mormon Helping Hands Help Prepare for the Contra Costa County Fair

May 5, 2014 19:41 pm · 5 comments

The 2014 Contra Costa County Fair is just a month away, and staff is busy getting the grounds ready for its annual four-day event.

This year, the Fair staff was given a hand by hundreds of volunteers.

The following information is from the Contra Costa County Fair:

The Mormon Helping Hands came together with fair staff to help prepare for the upcoming fair, which runs May 29th -June 1st.

These amazing volunteers, both young and old, worked on many projects throughout the fairgrounds.

Public safety projects included painting midway curbs, repairing the pavilion stage, repairing a walkover bridge, fence repairs, street light replacements, and the construction of a new hand washing station for the livestock barn. Projects benefiting our exhibit department included painting the livestock office, cleaning & assembling livestock animal pens, and cleaning still exhibit displays. Beautification projects such as planting flowers, cleaning the interior & exterior of the Agricultural Museum, litter removal, and tree trimming were done as well.

The Mormon Helping Hands were treated to a bbq lunch by the Fair staff in the park after a busy work day. Fair CEO, Robert Williamson said “The hard work, positive attitudes, and commitment to the community by Mormon Helping Hands has made it possible for the Fair to take on many projects that would have been impossible for our staff to complete otherwise. We are so thankful for what they did for us and we look forward to having all of our Fair patrons enjoy the many improvements that are a result of this partnership.”

To learn more about the Contra Costa County Fair, please click on the image shown below.

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{ 5 comments }

1 Noj May 5, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Great story! These kids will remember this their whole lives, and what a great example of giving back to your community. Thank you.

2 DodgerDog May 5, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Nice to read uplifting and positive stories. I know Mormon Helping Hands had 250+ people at Parchester Village in Richmond building a community garden and helping residents clean up their neighborhood. It’s good to see this kind of thing going on in our communities.

3 Great news story! May 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM

I understand Mormon Helping hand also did projects in Clayton and Walnut Creek last week. Thank you Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints!

4 Atticus Thraxx May 6, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Mormons always seem to catch flak, but there they always are, getting stuff done.

5 DoReMi May 6, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Great story. Thanks for highlighting this much maligned group.

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