On Friday, Oct. 21, all are invited to B.Y.O.B. - bring your own broom - and join in a community clean sweep between the hours of 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
"Although this is a project spearheaded by the Zachary Rotary Club, it is something we thought would benefit the entire community," said new Rotary member Chip Mills. "We feel it will enhance the quality of life, promote civic pride and engage the community."
"The idea is to have everyone collectively grab a broom and sweep the front of their office buildings, parking lots, sidewalks and driveways in an effort to make Zachary more beautiful," said Carrie McGehee, new Rotarian. "The project is not limited to just sweeping your storefront. Anything which will enhance or beautify your business, such as planting flowers, painting or mending fences, we ask your participation in doing so."
Everyone who participates will be asked to sweep their piles into the street where street sweepers will then pass to clean the piles.
T-shirts have been designed especially for the event and are on sale in the Zachary Chamber for $15 each. Proceeds from the t-shirt sales will be used to pay for the street cleaners.
Mills and McGehee are on the new member committee and have been helping organize the Clean Sweep project along with other new members Angie Rabalais, Wes Watts and Jeffery Rack.
All 14 of the new Rotary members say they hope the project will become a bi-annual event.
Save the date, and grab your brooms for the Zachary Community Clean Sweep project scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Anyone interested in volunteering to help paint, plant or assist in the Clean Sweep should meet at 9 a.m. on Oct. 21 in the parking lot of the City Hall Annex building (in front of the old fire station).