By taking a small step toward cleaning and enhancing a part of their community, Columbia County residents can make a big difference in May.
Keep Columbia County Beautiful is getting together with the city of Grovetown to hold the Great American Cleanup.
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, volunteers can lend a hand to give time, love and care to Goodale Park on Wrightsboro Road.
"Everybody can be giving back a little bit and helping to enhance something that is there for families to enjoy," said Jenny Hinton, the coordinator of Keep Columbia County Beautiful.
Hinton said she is looking for volunteers, sponsors and in-kind donations, such as white paint, paintbrushes, trash bags, plants and, especially, treated lumber.
"There are several park benches out there that are in real need of some repair work," she said.
The Great American Cleanup is a Keep America Beautiful event that started March 1 and runs through May.
Anyone wanting to volunteer is urged to participate, Hinton said.
Those younger than 18 years old must have a parent sign a waiver.
At least 20 volunteers are needed, Hinton said.
"We are in desperate need of volunteers for this event, because it is a cleanup event, so we need as many hands as we can get," she said.
Volunteers are urged to bring a rake if they own one.
As Grovetown continues to grow commercially and attract businesses, Hinton said, event coordinators hope to enhance the park.
"We just want to make sure that park is spruced up and just want everybody to know it's there and just get it nice and cleaned up for everybody to enjoy," she said.
Those wishing to volunteer, become a sponsor or make a donation are asked to call Hinton at (706) 312-7195 or Renee Gavlinski, of the city of Grovetown, at (706) 860-7691.
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