Communitywide cleanup planned

By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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Runaway Bay officials are asking its citizens to CU FU PU.

The request isn’t baby babble or a martial arts move. It refers to the third annual Clean Up, Fix Up, Pride Up Day to be held in Runaway Bay Saturday, June 8.

From 8 a.m. to noon, organized groups will tackle yard maintenance and cleanup tasks in areas around town.

The Greater Runaway Bay Alliance will work the area surrounding the Norma Coble Civic Center. Another team will take on the flower beds and plants around City Hall.

A crew led by Mayor Robert Ryan will trim trees in the cemetery while another clears limbs along the stretch of U.S. 380 that runs through the town.

Two council members will make rounds pulling trailers to pick up debris and clippings from various sites, and recently-named Police Chief Timothy W. Donald will lead the cooking team who will serve hot dogs “and all the trimmings” to the day’s volunteers from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Civic Center. Participants will also receive a souvenir T-shirt.

While organizers have coordinated these projects, citizens are encouraged to CU FU PU their property.

A commercial paper shredder, Dumpster and chipper will be available for use at the Civic Center.

“We invite everyone to take part, whether it’s volunteering in the projects we have lined up or doing some work at their homes,” Ryan said. “It’s simply an effort to maintain the beauty of our town.”

For more information, call the effort’s coordinator, Jannie Tucknies, at 940-575-4745.

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