Making Magnolia Blossom Event Saturday

Making Magnolia Blossom is seeking volunteers to help with a Big Splash event Saturday. The primary focus will be the new facility of the Columbia County Senior Meals Service to prepare it to open Monday. The building is the former Meadowbrook Lodge Nursing Home at 600 Leila Street. Volunteers will be disposing of trash and debris, weed-eating, mowing, planting flower beds, pulling weeds, and trimming trees. Trash and debris removal will also take place inside, along with sweeping, mopping, washing windows, preparing the kitchen and dining areas, and possibly moving items from the program’s current facility on Frederick Street. Volunteers are asked to wear pants and closed-toe shoes. MMB will provide supplies and equipment, but they welcome mowers, chain saws, and weed-eaters. Making Magnolia Blossom also plans to send volunteers to the C-CAPS shelter and Second Chances Thrift Store. Check-in begins at 8:30 Saturday morning at the Reynolds Center parking lot. There will be a brief kick-off event at 9:00. Volunteering begins at 9:15 and will run through 11:30 a.m. Individuals and groups may pre-register at MagnoliaBlossom.org, or call Deana Taylor at 870-235-4922.