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9th Annual Beautification Day Event
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Thank you to all the people that
helped during this event!


Arboretum Beautification Day and in Celebration of Arbor Day

Saturday, April 24, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

See A Photo Slide Show of the Beautification Event! Click Here.


Volunteers gathered to start the morning with coffee and donuts at the Arboretum on Comet Circle, north of the Library.

A BBQ sausage lunch was organized and prepared at noon by Professor Russ Filbeck. This was Russ' last Arboretum BBQ. He will be retiring at the end of the semester. Thank you to Russ for his many years of supporting the Arboretum!! We wish him well in his next endeavors.

An estimated 110 volunteers attended the Beautification Day event. A special thank you to Professors Beth Pearson, Kathleen MacLeod, Russ Filbeck and their students from Palomar College. It was great to see so many students, faculty, staff and community members attending our Beautification Day event. This was our best turn-out of volunteers!

A big thank you to Yesenia Vigil, a San Marcos High School Lend Tutor/Palomar College GEAR-UP employee. Yesenia and 25 SMHS students worked very hard for 6 long hours! They stayed to the very end of the work day. They were very impressive volunteers. Hats off to Yesenia and the SMHS student volunteers!

Thank you President Bob Deegan for supporting and attending our event.
We really do appreciate your support and interest in our beautiful Arboretum.

The Cactus and Succulent Garden was open from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Thank you to Dick Henderson and friends for greeting and informing visitors about the Cactus and Succulent Garden. See a short slide show of the Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society group. They awarded a lifetime membership to Dick Henderson for his ten year + devotion to the garden. Dick also lead an "Edibles in the Garden" Tour.
Click Here to see the Cactus Garden Event.

Thank you to Home Depot of San Marcos (store #6656) for donating 20 pairs of work gloves. The gloves saved many volunteer hands from blisters and cuts. :-)