The line up started before the official start time of 8:00am and there wasn't a break until approaching 1:00pm.
There were 34 tons of material and each resident could take up to 25 bags, which weighed in the 25 to 40 pound range depending on who filled them. Basic math tells you that as many as 2,100 bags were filled and carted off.
|This is what was left of the sand pile at noon. It started more than four feet tall.|
Also on hand from the city was Mayor Pro-Tem Bridgette Moore. She wasn't just there for a photo op, she worked filling bags and helping lug them to cars for hours... in addition to going out and getting water and pizza for the volunteers.
I showed up just to take some pictures and found myself helping out a few ladies that lived off of Union Street, which morphed into helping in general until close to 1:00pm. It was a great morning for it, though I'm sure my back will remind me about it later on.
Saturday December 5th will be another event like today, where volunteers will help you.
Key word is help → you.
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I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them.― Ed Helms as Andy Bernard
Wildomar Rap is more into sand castles at the beach than sand bags at the cemetery, but you can't have chocolate ice cream for breakfast everyday... right?