Monday, May 17, 2010

Alley, Swept

An "alley sweep" sounds like something you'd see watching "COPS" on television, but it's actually an amazing example of how neighbors can come together to improve their community.

During the annual alley sweep in St. Anne's Hill Historic District, the City sends two garbage trucks and we provide a small army of volunteers who (sometimes literally) sweep through the alleys on a saturday afternoon. The mission is to clean them up and also give everyone a chance to get rid of their junk in a rite of spring cleaning.

We had another successful Alley Sweep this year, and a delicious pasta bake lunch provided by the Wheellers afterwards.

Here are a few pictures submitted by Jim and Pat on Henry Street! Hint: Click on the photos to enlarge them.

Clearing out debris from a renovation on Henry Street

Jim working hard on the rake.

Heather appears to be dancing, while yours truly looks on.


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