4.20.13 Adopt A Street Cleanup, a set on Flickr.
The gray skies and rain were ominous this past week, but that didn’t deter the over 25 neighbors, friends and family who came out to spruce up 14th Ave NW. We dutifully donned our fluorescent vests, grabbed our bright yellow garbage bags, took our picker uppers (aka light sabers) in hand and cleaned up 14th from NW 65th to south of Market, picking up cigarette butts, fast food wrappers and roof shingles(really?). We shared our gardening tools, yard waste cans, and exercise ball(?) to diligently pull weeds from the Meserole memorial median and rain gardens. We donned ear protection to weed eat the medians and foam knee boards to weed the planters. We also brought our hunger and thirst as we downed an entire carton of Equal Exchange coffee, 2 dozen bagels (with cream cheese, meats and cheeses) donated by the Ballard Market and several dozen piping hot homemade scones from our friends. We worked really hard today and had a lot of fun along the way. Now isn’t that what community’s all about?