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Still filling those bags

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By Mary O’KEEFE

Crescenta Valley High School students, CV Town Council members and community members filled about 500 sandbags on Saturday at Two Strike Park.

The park has been a popular location for sandbags since Los Angeles County Public Works employees began filling the dumpsters donated by Allied Waste last week, before the rain storm.  Steve Pierce, president of the CVTC, said the one bin that was in place on Monday had to be refilled with dirt before the Oct. 13 rain.

“We just called Allied Waste and asked them for bins, [and] they asked how many,” Pierce said.

Residents seemed to be taking advantage of the sunny and dry weather to grab sandbags to prepare for the inevitable. CVHS sophomores Narek Guloomian and Argin Dilanchian picked up their shovels and filled bags non-stop throughout the day. “We heard from a friend they needed help doing this,” said Dilanchian.

About nine students volunteered and received community service hours, but for Guloomian, it was not just about the hours. “It helps our community,” he said.

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Crescenta Valley High School students take a break among the sandbags they helped to fill on Saturday at Two Strike Park. Photos by Mary O’KEEFE



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