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The Righetti FFA and art students will join the Guadalupe Lions Club to help clean up and beautify Paco Pereyra Park on Sunday, April 22.

The outreach effort, which is part of Guadalupe’s Earth Day, takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park on Lindy Drive. The Warriors plan to plant trees and paint a mural. The Lions Club who are coordinating the efforts, will be cooking for the students, painting benches, and helping with the landscaping needs of the park.

More than 45 RHS students say they are happy to help the effort and thanked the Lions Club for the opportunity.

FFA member Hayley Melendez Lainez is more than ready to get started.

“Community service is an important thing to do, because it is always important to give back to the community in which you grew up in,’’ the 11th - grader said.

Righetti Art Teacher Elesa Carlson said she couldn’t be prouder to see her amazing student artists coming together to beautify this lovely Guadalupe park with two murals as part of an Earth Day celebration.

“These murals are designed by 2 students (former and present Righetti students), which will be painted by Righetti students, most of whom call Guadalupe “home,’’ Carlson added. “Each year, I’ve witnessed and admired the strong feeling of community pride among my art students from Guadalupe. It was no surprise to me that they jumped at the chance to make art happen in their town, and pulled their friends in with them. This is also why I chose to take this project on: my students care so deeply for their home town, they deserve a chance to leave their mark.’’

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