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Tyler Johns, left, Shanay Haywood, center, and Rachel May, right, paint "A.L. Davis Panthers" on the outside of A.L. Davis park. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Tyler Johns, left, Shanay Haywood, center, and Rachel May, right, paint “A.L. Davis Panthers” on the outside of A.L. Davis park. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

NOLA for Life in A.L. Davis park. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

NOLA for Life in A.L. Davis park. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday in Central City, volunteers, both local and visiting, came out to fix up A.L. Davis Park as well as Carter G. Woodson School as part of the sixth NOLA for Life Day effort.

Zach George, a member of Parkway Partners, shovels dirt for the brand-new gardens at Carter G. Woodson school. The gardens will be integrated into the school's curriculum. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Zach George, a member of Parkway Partners, shovels dirt for the brand-new gardens at Carter G. Woodson school. The gardens will be integrated into the school’s curriculum. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, left, introduces Ann Drorbaugh, right, in his opening remarks. Drorbaugh has visited New Orleans 21 times since Hurricane Katrina to help in the rebuilding effort. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu, left, introduces Ann Drorbaugh, right, in his opening remarks. Drorbaugh has visited New Orleans 21 times since Hurricane Katrina to help in the rebuilding effort. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Gabe Sneller tears down part of a defunct chair in A.L. Davis Park. Sneller is the Volunteer Project Manager for Rebuilding Together New Orleans. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Gabe Sneller tears down part of a defunct chair in A.L. Davis Park. Sneller is the Volunteer Project Manager for Rebuilding Together New Orleans. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Joel Lee cuts down a low-hanging branch of an oak tree. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Joel Lee cuts down a low-hanging branch of an oak tree. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Kayla Macgregor (left) and D'Andre Williams (right) repaint a trashcan by the basketball court in A.L. Davis Park. Macgregor, a Boston native, is in New Orleans with Americorps. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Kayla Macgregor (left) and D’Andre Williams (right) repaint a trashcan by the basketball court in A.L. Davis Park. Macgregor, a Boston native, is in New Orleans with Americorps. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Jon Skvarka, director of Rebuilding Together, repaints a light post at A.L. Davis Park. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Jon Skvarka, director of Rebuilding Together, repaints a light post at A.L. Davis Park. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Lauren Capriglionel, left, and Mariel Quintana, right, build benches around the basketball court. Capriglionel and Quintana are from Rutgers University in New Jersey. They came to New Orleans just to volunteer. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Lauren Capriglionel, left, and Mariel Quintana, right, build benches around the basketball court. Capriglionel and Quintana are from Rutgers University in New Jersey. They came to New Orleans just to volunteer. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Catherine Crowell of Rebuilding Together New Orleans mixes an organic cleaner to prep a swing set for a paint job. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Catherine Crowell of Rebuilding Together New Orleans mixes an organic cleaner to prep a swing set for a paint job. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

The tooth bus was offering free teeth cleanings. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

The tooth bus was offering free teeth cleanings. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Health Department was offering free flu shots as well as other medical services. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

New Orleans Health Department was offering free flu shots as well as other medical services. (photo by Zach Brien for UptownMessenger.com)

Zach Brien of New Orleans is a Loyola University student majoring in mass communications.

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