Clean Up Day

Volunteers help clean up part of the Pacific Electric Trail in Fontana on Nov. 9.  (Contributed photo by Mike Myers)

More than 70 volunteers answered the call to help clean up a part of the Pacific Electric Trail on Nov. 9.

Students and families gathered together at 8 a.m. on Saturday to participate in the city's Clean-Up Day along the trail between Citrus Avenue and Tokay Avenue in Fontana.

About 90 percent of the students who volunteered are participants in the AVID Program at Fontana A.B. Miller High School. As juniors and seniors, the students are required to complete 15 hours per quarter performing a community service project as part of their graduation requirements.

One of the Miller students, Leslie Cruz, said that helping her community makes her feel like "she is part of something" outside of high school.

Two other students, Andrea Lucero and Oscar Cortez, said that community service doesn't just give back to the community, "it gives back to the AVID program."

The Fontana Public Works Department organizes, provides supplies and supervises the volunteers as they pick up trash, remove weeds, rake, and do any other duties as needed. The Clean-Up Day takes place once a month at various locations throughout the city.

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