- Published on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 15:45
- Written by Josh James
After a long, harsh winter, spring has finally arrived, and with it, the tradition of spring-cleaning. While this is typically a time in which we do the cleaning we’ve been putting off for months, it can also be a time to give back to the community. Those in the Cape and Jackson areas wishing to do more than simply clean their home this spring will have an excellent opportunity to help clean up their communities.
On April 26, 2014 the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its 29th Annual Friends of The Parks Day and Great Cape Clean-up. Up to 500 volunteers from the community are anticipated for the event. Volunteers will perform various duties, including beautification projects such as planting flowers, replacing mulch on playgrounds, creek cleanup, and trash pickup, as well as many other tasks.
The Great Cape Clean-up will benefit parks throughout the city. The list includes: Capaha Park, Kiwanis Park, May Green Garden Park, Indian Park, Dennis Scivally Park, Washington Park, Groves Park, Cape Rock Park, Cape La Croix Creek and the Jaycee Municipal Golf Course, Riverfront Park, and various other areas throughout the city.
Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt for their community service efforts, and Schnucks will be providing the volunteers with hot dogs, chips and soda for lunch.
Also on April 26th, Jackson, the “City of Beautiful Homes, Parks, Schools and Churches” will continue to live up to its motto by holding its 24th annual Park Day. Volunteers will be helping to clean up the city park, as well as Brookside Park, Litz Park, the soccer park, and the football park.
Photo courtesy Jackson Missouri City Park Facebook Page