Rotary Club volunteers clean up Garberville

As part of the effort to help make Garberville more presentable to the locals, tourists and business people, the Garberville Rotary Club undertook a town cleanup project.

Club members and volunteers gathered together with brooms, plastic bags and dustpans to clean up the sidewalks. Rotary president and owner of Specialized Woodworks Brian Harper, and Nancy Wilson, Rotary community project chairman organized the Saturday project on Feb. 1.

Harper power-washed the sidewalk in front of Jacob Garber Square. Steve Dazey worked in front of Flavors and Gary Wellborn washed in front of the Community Credit Union. Susie Mattila and Community Credit Union CEO Shon Wellborn picked up the leaves and trash in the gutters. North Valley Bank manager Tammy Harrison, her husband, Charlie, and niece, Cristy Harrison worked hard on both sides of the street cleaning up the trees and trash around the garbage cans. Peter Connolly, owner of Calico's and co-chairman of Rotary's community projects, picked up leaves and other debris. Charlie Harrison joined in to clean the front of Calico's.

Thanks to Seth Johannesen from 101 Netlink who sent his brother-in-law, Andrew Murray from England, and others who helped. Rotary wishes to especially thank Just Rent-It for donating the power washer for this project. All in all it was an enjoyable morning and many people stopped by and thanked everyone for their hard and dirty work.

Another workday will be held in the future to do more of the sidewalks and businesses. If you would like to volunteer, contact any Rotary Club member.