Looking for a way to give back to your community?
Leslie Hartz and her Beautification Committee have organized a neighborhood cleanup, Tuesday, September 24 at 5:00 p.m., declaring it as “Homecoming Cleanup Day”.
“With Homecoming only a few weeks away we want to spruce up downtown,” said Leslie. “Any civic group, youth group, or school group, as well as individuals are encouraged to participate.”
Volunteers will meet at the Chamber of Commerce pavilion at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The main emphasis of cleanup will be on the corner of Main Street and 2nd Street.
Last week, the Beautification Committee cleaned, cleared and mulched city blocks in the downtown area.
“Stuttgart is in the season where we begin to see numerous visitors,” said Leslie. “What kind of impression do we want to make?”
Leslie adds she has been in talks with the Stuttgart Mayor, David Earney, as well as the Arkansas County Sheriff, Todd Wright. “There are plans to clean up the bypass and we are discussing adding flowerpots downtown to add color and beauty to this area,”said Leslie. “We will accept donations for this project.”
Donations can be sent to the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce at 507 S. Main St. earmarked Beautification Committee.
“The committee hopes that a strong sense of community pride will translate into a successful transformation of our town,” said Leslie. “Check out the corner of 2nd and Main Street where work has already begun.”
Some trash bags will be available Tuesday but you may bring your own trash bags as well as gloves.
If you are unable to volunteer, follow these tips to keep your community clean:
- Add plants.
- Mow your lawn.
- Maintain your sidewalks.
- Keep your storm drains clear.
- Pick up litter.
- Pick up after your pets.
- Create a community garden.
- Adopt a street or highway.
- Report graffiti.
- Talk to your neighbors about a clean-up effort.