By Leia Johnson
April, what an interesting and just as exciting month! We have officially kissed winter farewell and are embracing Modesto’s fortunate early summer. We as a city are extremely lucky to spend an extended amount of time in the sunshine. There are so many events and things to do, benefiting your environment this month!

On April 8th, the city will again be hosting it’s “Love Modesto” day event. I have been involved in this since elementary school and it has enhanced awareness of my surroundings and helped me grow a love for others in need. I really encourage everyone to get involved with this event. There are over 100 projects specific to families or children of all ages to get signed up for. Check out the website to participate! I will be at the Downey High School beautification project, look and see if your neighborhood’s school has slot openings!

Starting the month on such a positive note, it is only fitting to close the month with more green activities. Earth Day at Graceada Park is another event that you can’t miss! April 22nd is a day spend celebrating how inspiring our planet is, and teaching each other how to preserve it’s beauty. There will be art projects, face painting, music, food, games, vendors and lots of happy people. I look forward to this event every year and it always surpasses my expectations. If you love our planet and enjoy meeting other wonderful Modesto people, this is your month. Let’s make Modesto beautiful for the Spring and have a great time doing so.

My songs of the month are “April Showers” by Proleter and “April Come She Will” by Simon and Garfunkel. I wish you a wonderful month and hope to see you at one of these events!!!



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.