On Sunday, May 18, a handful of Williams Citizens took to the streets with their brooms and shovels in hand; all in an effort to clean up the downtown area in preparation to Pioneer Day.
The group concentrated its efforts on laying fresh mulch at the flowerbeds near the railroad tracks, and clearing debris and overgrowth.
“We put down over 40 bags of mulch at the tracks,” said Citizens for a Better Williams President, Andi Armstrong, “the mulch was purchased from the Williams Hardware.”
With the region facing a severe drought, the group opted to maintain the flower beds at the railroad tracks by caring for existing perennials instead of planting annuals, thus reducing water usage.
Continuing their cleanup efforts, the group worked down ‘E’ street between 5th and 9th streets, and parts of 7th and 8th streets – removing trash, debris, and clearing weeds.
“With our small group of helpers we accomplished a lot,” said Armstrong, “I thank everyone who came out and helped – it gives a great sense of pride in our community.”
The Citizens for a Better Williams, a non-profit organization, is devoted to the betterment of its community, and improving the quality of life for its fellow neighbors, For more information about the Citizens for a Better Williams visit their website at www.downtownwilliams.com or find them on FaceBook.