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PASCO, Wash. -- A volunteer program is sweeping across the Tri-Cities this weekend. More than 2,500 volunteers hit the streets, fields, and roads to help out their community. More than 200 projects and 26 church groups are involved in ShareFest. One group was helping to revive a football field in Pasco.
ShareFest Director Mark Baker says, "My understanding when talking to the city is that there were big holes in the field and people were twisting their ankles as they played on them."
The field is part of Hyland Park and is where young football players have had to play every year. Pasco Youth Football Organizer Melanie Brown says, "Their gonna be ecstatic, many of them don't even know that there will be a new field. "
The volunteers will flatten the field out to prepare it to be seeded by the city. Volunteers say there is a reason they are involved. Ward Feldmann says, "We are part of the community, most of our kids play on the field."
Volunteers say they are glad to help out the city of Paso. Dave Bechtel says, "The city of Pasco doesn't have the money or the manpower to do these projects."
So the volunteers will continue to help out here and around the Tri-Cities this week. There is also a blood and food drive planned for this week.