Clean Up the Coop returning this Saturday

Town Crier

The Winlock Cleanup Committee is planning to pick up where they left off with another Clean Up the Coop event this Saturday, and all supporters of the Winlock community are invited to participate.

During a meeting of committee members on Feb. 25, they discussed plans to steam clean the sidewalks downtown, using equipment provided by Tyler Rentals, as well as install new planters outside local businesses to replace those that have been damaged by weather and, in some cases, vandalism.

Also on the list of projects are the cleaning and, in some cases, replacement of street signs, as well the clearing of garbage from around town. Landscaping projects will also continue as volunteers expect to revisit the slope behind the post office, briars on the side of Kerron St. opposite the Community Building, and remaining overgrowth in the empty lot at the corner of Shannon St. and Front St.

Committee members also announced new benches have been acquired for installation downtown and are expected to arrive in about two weeks.

Volunteers for the event are asked to arrive by 10 a.m. at the Lions Club Plaza on Kerron St., and those with pickup trucks are encouraged to bring them for the transportation of equipment and removal of debris. Lunch is expected to be served around noon and will be donated by Cedar Village IGA.

For more information, contact Viola Chickese at (360) 785-0178. All regular Clean Up the Coop events are expected to take place the second Saturday of each month, and the next has been scheduled for April 12.