Volunteers needed for MLK Parade in Mesa and to revitalize the MCC Rose Garden

January 2, 2020 at 10:17 am

The City of Mesa is looking for volunteers for a pair of upcoming community events

Mesa honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) annually with a parade in downtown Mesa. Parade organizers need volunteers for a variety of duties for the parade on MLK Day Monday, Jan. 20 between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help with parade staging and de-staging areas and parade route management. You must be at least 18 years of age or 16 if a parent or guardian signs a waiver. If you are interested in volunteering, here is the sign-up link: www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-mlkjr1.

Mesa's MLK Parade begins at 11 a.m. and takes place along Center Street between MLK Way and First Street. The celebration will include Mesa City Councilmembers, marching bands, community leaders and organizations.

Meanwhile, volunteers are also needed to revitalize and prune the MCC Rose Garden, 1833 W. Southern Ave. The spring pruning event is Saturday, Jan. 18. Volunteers are needed between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. with check-in at 7:30 a.m. They must be 13 or older, wear closed toes shoes, long pants and a long sleeve shirt. No prior pruning experience is needed. The sign-up link is www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0449AFA829A0FC1-revitalize2.

The MCC Rose Garden, a partnership between Mesa-East Valley Rose Society, City of Mesa, and Mesa Community College, is the largest public rose garden in the desert southwest and is the only significant public rose garden begun since 1974.

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