Residents in East County prove once again that they are all about community. Elijah Harpt, a young Liberty High student passed away this week, and friends and supporters have organized a GoFundMe account to help the family with funeral expenses and other costs. If you would like to help, visit https://goo.gl/zkTKL2. Elijah attended local Brentwood schools and, most recently, Liberty High School. His funeral services will be held at Brentwood Funeral Home, Friday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. Visitation will take place Thursday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

Community spirit remains in full force with recent fundraisers and donation drives for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Local residents are calling for everything from basic supplies to pet food and clothing. For a list of local organizers, go to http://bit.ly/2vU7H3F. 

Meals on Wheels, Senior Outreach Services is looking to help its seniors close to home with a Volunteer Ice Cream Social, Friday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 3 p.m., at 4751 Dallas Ranch Road, Antioch. Talk to staff and volunteers about ways you can help local seniors while enjoying some ice cream. For more information, contact Tracey Blackmore at 925-954-8736 or tblackmore@mowsos.org.

Our shorelines and creeks are in need of a little help. Join the boat-based cleanup in Antioch, where volunteers will clean the river shoreline in kayaks and canoes. The event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 15, at the kayak launch inside the Antioch Marina. Event begins at 8:30 a.m. Bring your own boat or rent a kayak for $10 from Delta Kayak Adventures, which will be on-site. 

Once you’ve cleaned up the Antioch Marina, head on over to the Marsh Creek Cleanup event on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Eight sites are planned for the event. Visit www.fomcw.org or facebook.com/FOMCW for site locations and information. 

 

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