A Little Help Paonia is seeking volunteers for the semi-annual North Fork Valley Service Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on May 26. Service Saturdays provide volunteer assistance for seniors who need a little help with basic yard work like raking and household tasks such as washing windows, de-cluttering, dusting, polishing furniture, and other various tasks.
Services are available to North Fork area ALH members. Service Saturday is also open to senior non-members as a free introductory service and to learn more about the organization. "We want to show people how helpful we can be," said Delta County coordinator Kathy Edwards. ALH's annual membership is $200, and the organization is willing to work with seniors on a pay-as-you-can basis, said Edwards.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome and can sign up at www.alittlehelp.org, or call 527-3482. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Apple Valley Park, 45 Pan American Avenue, Paonia. If possible, bring gardening tools, rakes, leaf blowers, garbage bags and work gloves. Coffee and donuts will be available in the morning, and everyone is invited to enjoy a barbecue at Apple Valley Park after the work is done.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.