Thanks to the 24 volunteers who, despite the threatening weather, showed up on Saturday July 10 for our first summer community clean-up. With so few volunteers, we still managed to remove 81 bags of trash and weeds from five miles of streets, alleys, and sidewalks. That is the same number of bags filled as the spring cleanup, which featured twice the volunteers. Much of this consisted of high weeds from outside the vacant building at Third and Muench Streets. Unfortunately, that weeding work prevented us from covering all of Third Street from Maclay to Forster, as planned.
Thanks to the Neighborhood Center for allowing FOM to use its facility as a meeting place and to Mercado’s on Third Street for discounted pizzas for the volunteers.