Energetic Church of God Volunteers Spruce Up Senior Center


More than 100 volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) gathered on a rainy day last weekend to help The Lithonia Senior Center with a spring spruce up.

Welcomed with heartfelt thanks from Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson, the WMSCOG members helped improve the look and feel of the senior center, located at 2484 Bruce Street. The group has the support of The Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-mart, and other local businesses that donated mulch, equipment and yard goods.

Over the course of a long day, the volunteers completed the following tasks:

• Removing all debris
• Trimming and laying mulch for all the bushes and trees to create a walking area
• Digging and laying 90 feet of stone tile (180 blocks) for seniors to walk on
• Fixing the pond area and adding gold fish
• Cleaning and painting all five benches that are located in the garden and cementing two more
• Adding bird feeders for bird watching
• Adding shading in some key areas
• Fixing five large pots and planting vegetables, plants and flowers in the 9′ by 11′ pots
• Replacing the existing sign that says “Community Center” with a newer sign that says “Senior Center.”

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