The Northwest Neighborhood Alliance is hoping even more people volunteer this year when the organization hosts a cleanup Saturday. The cleanup will be in coordination with the City of Owensboro’s event during which large pieces of junk furniture and appliances are hauled away for free.
Alliance members said recently this year’s cleanup day would be a great way to kick things off prior to the revitalization project slated to begin this summer.
According to Chairperson Rafe Buckner, last year’s group of volunteers was successfully able to clean up trash along every street in the neighborhood.
“We broke up into groups, picked up a bunch of trash, and Owensboro Sanitation picked up the bags behind us,” Buckner said.
Executive Assistant to the Mayor Adrienne Carrico said Owensboro Sanitation provides the bags, gloves, vests and shovels for neighborhood cleanup projects each year.
Though volunteers normally meet at the H.L. Neblett Community Center to begin cleaning, Buckner said this year’s event will take place at Kendall Perkins Park starting at 8 a.m.
Lunch will be provided to all volunteers who come out to help clean.
“I’m hoping we have a lot of people volunteer to help us out this year,” Buckner said. “We got the entire neighborhood cleaned up in two hours last time.”