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By MaryBeth Chruden
The first “Rock ‘N’ Roll” version of Clean UH Up was a GREAT SUCCESS! Sunday, June 3rd, the morning of the annual Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon, 44 volunteers showed their love of community by coming to clean the on ramp to 163 North. With the ramp and Hwy 163 closed to traffic, it was an otherworldly and eye opening experience walking where we are normally forbidden.
Volunteers worked hard cutting and pulling weeds, picking up trash and debris large and small, sweeping curbs and trimming dead palm branches. We were especially excited to clean the medians and around the white pylons near the left turn lane onto 163, an area normally too dangerous to work on.
It is truly a pleasure to see so many people come out early on a precious weekend morning, eager to help, feeling proud of what they accomplished, and telling us we should do it again. We thank Twigg’s and Lestat’s for donating gift cards for our raffle. We are also very grateful to Caltrans for donating bags, trash pickers and picking up our 70+ bags of debris and one shopping cart. This event was organized by the UHCA Beautification & Planning Committee and any cost was covered by UHCA.
We accomplished a lot and hope you can tell. And we hope you join us for the next Clean UH Up! For information, contact the Beautification & Planning Committee by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.