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The city of Palmdale will host tomorrow its third annual Family Volunteer Day with three different opportunities for residents to give back to their community.

Three events will be held at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Hwy.:

• “Mail for Heroes,” a card making event to recognize members of the military, veterans and their families will be held from 9 am to 3 pm. All ages are welcome.

• “Blanket Madness” and “Holiday Comfort” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will sew blankets for community organizations and create hygiene kits, candy creatures and holiday dog treats for those in need.

• “Courson Revitalization” will take place at Courson Park, located at 1002 East Avenue Q-12, where volunteers will help spruce up one of the City’s oldest and treasured parks by painting, planting and repairing on-site amenities from 9 a.m. to noon.

• “South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) Holiday Prep Day” will take place from 9 a.m. to at SAVES, 1002 East Ave. Q-12. Volunteers are needed to help SAVES prepare for its annual holiday food and gift distribution, which will help more than 500 local families. Activities will include holiday basket prep, donation sorting and gift bag assembly.

• “American Classic Christmas Decorating” will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at Poncitlán Square, located at 827 E. Ave. Q-9. Participants will help prepare the Square for the Dec. 1 “American Classic Christmas” by hanging lights, painting and assembling props.

 Participants under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants ages 16-17 years must have a release signed by a parent or guardian. All participants must complete a Release of Liability (available at www.cityofpalmdale.org or at the event registration).

For more information, call Trish Jones with the city of Palmdale at (661) 267-5473.