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Project Backyard continues with service projects

Project Backyard started in Thomasville in 2012. (Source:WALB) Project Backyard started in Thomasville in 2012. (Source:WALB)
Projects include cleaning up neighborhoods. (Source:WALB) Projects include cleaning up neighborhoods. (Source:WALB)
Bryan Watt, Program Director (Source:WALB) Bryan Watt, Program Director (Source:WALB)
Volunteers have been busy working on community gardens too. (Source:WALB) Volunteers have been busy working on community gardens too. (Source:WALB)
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Over 50 volunteers will be helping their community this weekend in Thomas County and organizers are still looking for more volunteers.

Project Backyard is hosting a service day on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

Program Director Bryan Watt told WALB News 10 that if there's a need in the community, the volunteers want to try and fill it.

There will be multiple service projects happening all throughout the community, like planting community gardens and passing out food.

"Whether it's somebody who loves working with their hands and doing yard work or playing with children and talking to people. Whatever the case may be, there's always something for people to do out there," Watt said.

Project Backyard provides an opportunity almost every month for people to volunteer throughout the nearby neighborhoods. Watt mentioned that they usually average around 75 volunteers at each service day.

Since starting the organization, nearly 2,000 volunteers have participated in different projects.

Watt said that Project Backyard works really well in Thomasville, because residents are all about helping their neighbors.

"Thomasville is a unique place...the people here love one another and the community supports the businesses and organizations," Watt said.

Volunteers will begin meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church's Youth Building. Those interested can sign-up here or simply come out on Saturday.

The Youth Building is located at 110 N. Crawford St. in Thomasville.

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