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Volunteers gather in front of Star Financial Bank in Waynedale while participating in the Great American Cleanup in 2015.May 21st is the Great American Clean Up Day. It is the perfect opportunity to tidy up around your homes and around your businesses. Consider it a spring cleaning event for the outside of your home. Take an hour or two that day to gather litter, pull weeds, trim, sweep sidewalks and generally spruce up our Waynedale community.

You are also encouraged to join the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative team on two separate occasions in May to collect litter along the Rivergreenway. We have adopted a two mile stretch of trails and have committed to keeping it litter free. Signs along the trail will reflect this in the near future.

On Saturday, May 21st from 9 a.m. to noon our goal is to tackle the stretch of St. Mary’s Pathway from Airport Expressway to Lower Huntington. We plan to meet at the trailhead parking area beside Foster Park Apartments on Fairfield Avenue at 9 a.m.

On Sunday, May 29th, Waynedale United Methodist Church is holding their 2nd Annual Worship and Witness Day. Willing church members plan to join us as we gather trash along the trail rom Lower Huntington Road to Tillman Park. We will meet at Penguin Point at 10:45 a.m. and volunteers will work until approximately 12:30 p.m.

Please join us in making Waynedale a beautiful community in which to live and work.

The Great American Cleanup is the nation’s largest community improvement program that Fort Wayne has participated in for over 20 years. The City provides groups with garbage bags & gloves. After the work is done, a volunteer celebration with food, drinks, prizes and live entertainment is held at Headwaters West. In 2015, 4,835 volunteers contributed 14,505 hours to cleaning up our City in this one day event!

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