Neighbor to Neighbor Clean-Up is Set

Thursday, August 13, 2015
Volunteers work in Woodland Heights Cemetery during last year's Neighbor to Neighbor clean-up effort.(file photo)

Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) Work Day is scheduled for Aug. 22, in preparation for the annual Labor Day Picnic in Rector.

The N2N Committee encourages participation.

Volunteers should meet at the Rector Community Center's east entrance double doors by the large parking lot (toward the back of the building), beginning at 7 a.m. for early birds.

Box lunches, water and soft drinks will be provided for all who have registered that day and are working with the teams. Projects include assisting neighbors in tackling yard cleanup and mowing.

"Putting a fresh face on our city for Labor Day weekend is an important part of welcoming guests and family home to Rector," said a committee spokesperson. "More volunteers mean a shorter work day and more opportunities to clean up and spruce up heavily traveled roadways and streets."

Ten certificates redeemable for Labor Day Picnic carnival ride wristbands will be awarded as an incentive to youth who work with Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 22. The wristband certificates will be offered this year to the first five youth in two age groups: ages 12 to 14 (accompanied by a parent for the day) and ages 15 to 18. Eligible youths may be registered with N2N and work all day.

"The N2N committee members are excited about the idea to offer incentives in the form of certificates for wristbands for the Labor Day rides," the spokesperson said. "We are collecting donations to fund this community effort and provide all workers with a box lunch and supplies necessary to help in the volunteer effort. All incentives are offered in return for a Saturday of work with the Neighbor to Neighbor Community Service Group."

N2N encourages Rector church member groups and other interested adults and youth to join in the effort to help each other with neighborhood curb appeal. Volunteers should take lawn and garden tools suitable for completing yard work projects.

"Remember, more hands make light work," the spokesperson said.

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  • Great idea. Maybe I can help next year.

    -- Posted by JCfromMounds on Sun, Aug 16, 2015, at 4:49 PM
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