On a chilly afternoon, December 3, 11 members of the St. John ACYO met at the base of the Mt. Davidson Cross to spend an hour and a half tending the to the precious San Francisco landmark, and profound Armenian Genocide memorial. The previous season had left a growth of grass and weeds coming through the cracks at the base of the cross, and the fallen leaves blanketed the surrounding space. Working for about an hour and a half with tools brought from their homes and the church, they renewed the space, even taking the time to polish the plaque which denotes the cross as a Genocide memorial, saved by the joint efforts of the Armenian churches and organizations of the Bay Area.
Following the cleaning effort, the group returned the parish complex where a pleasant campfire was held in the parish garden, where hot chocolate was served and smores were prepared.
St. John Armenian Church commends the ACYO for their efforts and also thanks the parents of the youth for their ongoing support.