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Lake Elsinore Hotel was considered an eyesore before the April 26 Clean Extreme project.
Lake Elsinore Hotel was considered an eyesore before the April 26 Clean Extreme project.
Volunteers work to improve the look of the Lake Elsinore Hotel.
Volunteers work to improve the look of the Lake Elsinore Hotel.
The makeover complete, a refurbished Lake Elsinore Hotel greets passerby on Main Street.
The makeover complete, a refurbished Lake Elsinore Hotel greets passerby on Main Street.

Main Street Lake Elsinore gets community-sized makeover

Friday, May 9th, 2014
Issue 19, Volume 18.

LAKE ELSINORE – Main Street Lake Elsinore is not what it used to be – not even what it was just a couple weeks ago.

Thats because the citys Clean Extreme community service project on April 26 gave the historic venue a sprucing up with paint, weed trimming, flower planting, window washing, rock-spreading, trash hauling and a dose of good neighboring.

Beginning at 7 a.m. with a gathering of some 600 plus volunteers, sponsors, city staff and church leaders, work crews were organized, then embarked at 8 a.m. to tackle more than 50 pre-determined projects.

The tasks were located primarily along Main Street, but also included select assignments on Spring Street, Heald Ave., a community garden in Rosetta Canyon and mobile home parks on the west side of the lake.

"Clean Extreme was created to bring together our community to serve and improve an area of our city," said Nicole Dailey, management analyst for the City of Lake Elsinore. "The results far exceeded our expectations and we are so thankful for Advertisement
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the hundreds of volunteers who helped make a difference in our community."

Much of the success of the project was due to extensive planning, spearheaded by Dan Lincoln, the projects operations manager from the Lambs Fellowship Church. However, he suggested the success of the event was due to the unified effort.

"What struck me," said Lincoln, "was the connection between the city, agencies, residents and the faith community. It could not be done without everyone doing their part."

Those driving up or down Main couldnt help but notice the sea of green T-shirts, touting the "Clean Extreme" logo and so many volunteers of all ages.

Joining in on the project for the first time, the Lake Elsinore Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided nearly 200 volunteers for the day. Church Director of Public Affairs Sara Holmes, said, "It has been inspiring to witness what can be accomplished when people are willing to sacrifice a little of their time and talents for the greater good of their community."



Comment Profile ImageIt won't help
Comment #1 | Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 9:29 am
It's a failed city with atrocious leadership. The sheriff's deputies under Stan Sniff are violent towards the residents because they have to deal with an ingrained culture of theft, drugs and homelessness. A beautiful lake surrounded by a failed casino, trailer parks with no property value and leadership without a clue. The only beautiful property in that place is the Storm baseball field. The high school doesn't teach and is only used for babysitting purposes.

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