Every day, in cities across America, national service is tackling tough problems and strengthening communities. On April 9th Prescott’s Mayor Kuykendall and Prescott Valley’s Mayor Skoog came out to the Prescott Community Gardens to support National Service Members. Our Mayors kicked off a service project with the Prescott Community Gardens by reading a Proclamation declaring April 9th Mayors’ Day of Recognition for National Service. This day was initiated to spotlight the vital work done by AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members in communities across the county since the national service program began 18 years ago.
On this day of Service, city officials and national service members supported the Prescott Community Gardens in an effort to fight hunger in Yavapai County. Activities include turning soil and preparing the land for harvesting crops to distribute to local food banks. Although the weather was cold and rainy, VISTA’s and AmeriCorps Members dug holes for garden beds and turned soil to prepare for gardening with big smiles and a lot of laughter. We had a blast and look forward to continue partnering with the Community Gardens in the future!