N2N for 2017 at Hand
Helping neighbors is not unusual for Rector residents,” noted Jane Huffman, a Neighbor-2-Neighbor team leader. “What’s incredible is the centralized effort with as many as 30 people using tractors, lawn mowers, chain saws, pruning shears and a willing spirit to come together for Rector.”
This year's Neighbor-2-Neighbor effort will be held Saturday, Aug. 19, and is scheduled to get underway at Rector Memorial Park pavilion adjacent to the Rector Community Center. Early birds will begin with sign-in at 7 a.m. while the other work crews as asked to arrive no later than 8 a.m. Organizers report the work day will conclude at 3 p.m.
Volunteers are asked to bring whatever yard tools they have available including riding mowers and tractors, if possible. N-2-N has also been asking local businesses for their customary support to buy supplies including work gloves, bug spray, water, trash bags and related items. Organizers noted because of the generosity of these local businesses, lunch will be provided for all workers.
“We have contingency plans for a rain-out or excessive heat warnings,” one of the team leaders offered. “We are keeping a close eye on the forecasts.” As a reward, or incentive, for youth who are willing to work all day, the committee is working on a bonus plan which will be announced closer to the date. This incentive plan is also funded by local merchants’ donations.