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Frankford Residents Plan Citywide Clean-Up

Posted on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm

By Ethan Colbert

With Frankford Park Day — the biggest event of the year in the Frankford community — slightly more than a month away, Frankford area residents will be rolling up their sleeves to beautify the small city during a community clean-up day on Saturday, July 14.
Those interested in participating in the clean-up are asked to check in by 8 a.m. at the registration table at the Frankford City Park Pavilion. At the registration table, volunteers can sign-up to complete various tasks, which include: trash pick-up, landscaping near the Frankford Caboose, picking up trash and litter throughout the community, cleaning out street gutters and curbs, painting picnic tables, benches, and the Band Stand in the City Park.
One of the largest projects facing the volunteers will be painting the Frankford Post Office building.
According to Toni Doggett, the idea for the community clean-up day was sparked by a congregational survey of the Frankford First Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church. In that survey, Doggett said that respondents overwhelmingly said they wanted to get out into the community to help others.
“We want to go out into the community and serve others, including those who don’t actively go to church or who don’t go to church at the Christian Church,” Doggett said. “We all live here in Frankford. We are all on the same team. It is not just one person or one group against another person. We wanted to show that we care about our community, because we do care. Frankford is a big part of who we are.

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