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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 22, 2014

175 pairs of hands sought for cleanup campaign

Jun 23, 2014
PHOTO SUBMITTED Fairfield Beautification Commission members, from left, Karin Hauring, Nancy Horras, and Lou Bolster get a jump on cleaning up Fairfield for its 175th birthday celebration. The commissioners’ goal is to have 175 pairs of hands help with the clean up from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, with check in at the Ron Prill Bandstand in Central Park. The city’s 175th birthday celebration is set July 4-6.

The goal is 175 pairs of hands, joining together for a community pride cleanup campaign in anticipation of Fairfield’s 175th birthday celebration.

The Fairfield Beautification Commission invites volunteers to gather from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday to help spruce up the town. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, rakes, brooms, clippers and garden tools to the Fairfield square, and check in at the Ron Prill Bandstand in Central Park to be assigned a public area.

“Spread the word to your family, friends, businesses and organizations to help us reach the 175 hands number goal,” said Suzan Kessel of the beautification commission.

According to the beautification commissioners, Fairfield has a 175-year reputation of pride in the community, with hard working people that care about their surroundings. The city does a great job in maintaining its parks and downtown — residents have reason to be proud. But during the summer months when everyone is using these areas, there is even more work to do.

Volunteer assistance is always welcomed — pulling weeds and picking up trash can be done by anyone, any time.

The commisisoners ask residents to take a look around their homes, businesses and neighborhoods during the awareness campaign for things that can be done and help keep “Fairfield a Great Place to Live.”

The Fairfield Beautification Commission issued several “Community Pride Reminders”:

• Garden Node Plantings — plants are selected and planted by the city. Do not add annual vegetables, flowers, or other decorative elements not approved by the city.

• Trees, shrubs and flowers — do not damage plantings by tying up animals, sitting on/in or trampling under foot.

• Adopt an area to water, weed or maintain.

• Bicycle riders — don’t ride on sidewalks, use the street and obey traffic rules. Use bike racks provided.

• No posters or signs are allowed on lamp posts. Repainting them costs thousands of dollars.

• Trash – do not litter, use the trash receptacles. Inspire others by picking up litter.

• Report nuisances to scott@fairfieldcityhall.com

• Enjoy using Fairfield’s parks, trails, walkways, and help keep them beautiful.

The Fairfield Beautification Commission was formed by the city of Fairfield in 2002, to inspire, recognize and promote community Beautification efforts.

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