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Monday, April 2, 2012

Fresh Start a Success in Rogers Park

Fresh Start Mondays a Success!
By Bill Morton, Rogers Park in 1,000 Words Author
Photography by Kris Luck
updated 8:52 PM CST, Mon April 2, 2012

The Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce's new Fresh Start Program titled "Fresh Start Mondays" had it's first event earlier today. The fresh start is in reference to refreshing the cleanliness and safety of our community. Neighbors gathered to pick up litter and trash including broken glass, fast food wrappers and discarded cigarette butts at 7315 N. Sheridan Road.

The location was selected due to regular complaints that the chamber of commerce received regarding the neglected property and it's close proximity to local businesses Quest Network Services, Sheridan Beach Foods and The Lighthouse Tavern at 7301 N. Sheridan Road.

Fresh Start Mondays are scheduled for every first and third Monday of the month, all year long. You can join the Rogers Park Chamber of Commerce in freshening Rogers Park up!... for a cleaner and safer neighborhood with less litter, debris and contaminants on our sidewalks, streets and beaches.

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1 comment:

presstoe said...

Rogers Park needs this kind of thing all over! I often take time to pick up take-out menus, plastic bags, flyers, etc. strewn around the courtyard of the building I live in. I wish there were a way to stop restaurants especially from leaving piles of menus on doorsteps that just blow around to meet their destiny as LITTER. It's a big problem and my building management claims that there's no way to stop restaurants from doing this (nor does the building maintenance staff clean up the mess).

I think this is a great idea. It has to be done and I should hope that neighbors who see trash pick it up if they can. It only takes a minute and it would make a big difference if we took that small step to address the problem, even if we aren't able to donate time to an organized group effort with the Chamber.