in Point Place and Shoreland are getting ready to take the beautification of
their neighborhoods into their own hands.
the past few weeks, graffiti, trash, and other acts of vandalism have been
creeping into the area, and residents say they're fed up.
a community, we are one," said resident Felecia Ballenger. "We are going to
clean the parks, we are going to clean our community, and keep the graffiti
It started as an idea on Facebook, but it has
grown into a community event. Next week, residents will be rolling up their
sleeves and getting dirty to clean up their neighborhoods.
any area that's really trashy and needs to be cleaned the most, and going from
there and expanding," Ballenger said. "We'll clean all the parks, and we'll do
all the main streets, and we'll start to work into the side streets."
are hoping that the event won't only be about cleaning, but also about
became the jump start of actually making it more a community program, and
involving our kids," Ballenger said. "Showing our kids to take pride in their
community, and take care of it."
a week to go, organizers say they are still looking for more donations of food
and resources to help volunteers.