Neighbor 2 Neighbor Effort Saturday

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Corrinna Owens (left) and Martha Thompson working during last year's Neighbor 2 Neighbor clean-up effort in Rector.(courtesy photo)

When the cotton starts to blossom, the Rector Labor Day Picnic weekend can't be far behind. That means it's time for the Neighbor 2 Neighbor community organization to kick into high gear. Although, most residents are becoming more conscious of their own yards and streets, some neighbors need a bit of help in getting their yard under control after the rain and heat of the summer.

Saturday, Aug. 20, N2N will hold its annual work day to tackle the yards in areas of town which need sprucing-up and cleaning-up to get ready for Rector's big party. Beginning at 7 a.m. for early birds, and 8 a.m. for all other volunteers, teams of workers will launch from the Memorial Park big pavilion beside the community center.

Plenty of water, trash bags and several pair of heavy-duty gloves will be furnished. In addition, a box lunch and cold drinks at the community center will feed all workers. "Volunteers should bring as many of their own yard tools and mowing equipment as possible for the effort," an organizer offered.

"Wristbands for the rides at the picnic will be awarded to teens, 13 and over, who work all the day with N2N. Each teen will receive an instruction sheet on where to pick up the wristbands on Labor Day weekend," a spokesperson for the organization noted. "It worked great for us last year and rewarded the teens who came out to help. We're looking forward to another great Saturday workday."

Questions and suggestions may be addressed to committee members Martha Thompson, Kim Isom, Clarence and Jane Huffman, Steven and Sandra Dement, Lowell and Deanna McKenney, or Marvin and Jane Gatewood (870-783-0220).

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