Nipomo High School campus cleanup planned for weekend

Serve Nipomo volunteers will gather to help freshen up the Nipomo High School campus this weekend as part of a community service effort inspired by nearby Santa Maria.

The group — a collection of students, teachers, business leaders and church groups — plans to gather at the high school Saturday to garden, paint and clean up the campus using donated supplies and services from local businesses like Bob’s Tree Service, Rick’s Tree Service, JTS, Inc., Hayes and Sons Paving and Glidden Paints of Santa Maria. Starbucks of Nipomo will provide coffee, and Salvation Army of Santa Maria will provide lunches for workers.

This campus project will be the first of many community service projects planned by the recently formed Serve Nipomo group, according to a news release. Local church leaders modeled it after the similar Serve Santa Maria group.

Volunteer sign-in will begin at 8 a.m. at the entrance to Olympic Hall at 525 Thompson Road, Nipomo. The work is expected to last until noon. Volunteers are asked to bring gardening tools, such as hoes, rakes, shovels, wheel barrows and work gloves. Any painting tools such as paint buckets, paint brushes and rollers are also encouraged.

For more information, contact Serve Nipomo chair Pastor Ralph Hernandez at 805-310-6252 or publicity coordinator Kathleen Hernandez at 805-896-8972.

Kaytlyn Leslie: 805-781-7928, @kaytyleslie