Councilwoman Ellen Cole has organized Weaver’s first cleanup day for Saturday. Residents can volunteer at the park at City Hall starting at 8 a.m. Bags will be distributed for residents to clean up roadways in their neighborhoods, and will be collected the same day free of charge, Cole said.
Cole said the idea came from Weaver Councilman Jeff Clendenning, who gave the suggestion to the city’s beautification board.
“I just thought it was a wonderful idea,” Cole said. “There’s so much trash that doesn’t get picked up.”
Cole said her neighborhood in Shannon Hills bumps up near Alabama 21 to form something of a no-man’s land with Anniston.
“For whatever reason it just doesn’t get cleaned up that much,” she said. “There’s always garbage people just throw out there.”
Cole said the Weaver Boy Scout troop is also participating Saturday and will help clean the Weaver portion of the Chief Ladiga bicycle trail. Weaver Alumni Association is also hosting its annual yard sale in the park Saturday, and across the street the Weaver First Baptist Church is putting on a bake sale. Cole said she hopes she can capitalize on the traffic from both events to get volunteers.
If the event goes well, Cole said it’s her plan to turn cleanup day into an annual event.
For more information, residents should call Cole at 256-820-1990.
Staff writer Brian Anderson: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @BAnderson_Star.