Hurricane Creek Cleanup Yesterday + Open Thread

Yesterday was the Hurricane Creek Cleanup and I have got to say it was AWESOME. There were about 50 people there and we got a whole lot done. The weather could not be more perfect. I would love to thank our elected officials who were out there picking up trash right there alongside us, Mayor Mosley and Alderman Broeker. Also, a big thanks to Vice Mayor Farmer who was there on site as a medical tech.

Photo by Precious Prints Photography

 

One of this city’s best assets is our proximity to the lake, so I feel it is our obligation to help keep it clean. This is not just for people to be able to use it as a recreational area, which is good, but we also have to keep in mind that this is where our drinking water comes from (along with many other communities) and the cleaner we keep it, the easier it is to treat, and that saves the city money there, too.

Plus, all that beauty!

Photo by the City of La Vergne's official Facebook page

 

I especially loved working with the students from La Vergne Middle School. Thank you so much to Mrs. King (?? I hope I heard that correctly) for organizing their coming here, they were tireless workers and their energy and enthusiasm was inspiring. There was a girl there in the coolest pink boots that I was especially impressed with. If there had been awards given, she would have won for hardest gotten piece of trash, she dug a tire out of the muck on the banks, it was HEAVY.

Weirdest piece of trash may have been the doll head Alderman Broeker found. And I swear I may have picked up 10 different socks there. I guess now we know where socks go to die.

With that, I open this up to an open thread. What is on your mind, La Vergne? How is your day going? What are you going to be doing?

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