Help put the unity back in commUNITY at this year’s neighborhood cleanup hosted by the Oak Ridge Police Department Community Resource Office, the Oak Ridge Neighborhood Watch Program, Keep Anderson County Beautiful, and Central Baptist Church.
All participants will rally in the big parking lot of Central Baptist Church at the Hillside Road side. Sign-in and equipment pickup starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2. The event will run from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This happens rain or shine.
If you have a particular area on which you prefer to focus your attention, please call one of the contact numbers to arrange for the pickup of the trash-filled bags. (The sign-in and equipment pickup applies even for the people who have special requested a particular area before May 2 by contacting Officer Brandan Sharp or Sharon Crane).
The goal is to clean up as much litter, trash, and garbage, etc., as participation allows. Our starting objective is from the corner of Hillside Road and Pennsylvania Avenue, including all side streets off Hillside across to Illinois Avenue. Time and resources permitting, once that task is complete, we will begin from Robertsville Road up Highland Avenue and all of those side streets.
The more participants, the quicker we can complete the task at hand and hang out with one another, so please share this invitation generously with your neighbors and friends.
Unlike last year, we will not be collecting any household trash or brush because the city’s trash pickup for this area will have already occurred and the city’s brush pickup will start soon.
Despite near flood conditions last year, we collected more than two tons of debris. Can we break that record and go farther than we did last year? Let’s find out. As an added bonus, volunteers will be gifted a pizza lunch at the Central Baptist Church parking lot after the event has completed and equipment is returned. Let’s make Highland View the shining example of commUNITY!