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Making a clean sweep – one block at a time
by Bruce Harper
Nov 26, 2010 | 220 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
“We need to take pride in our community and cleaning up the city is just a part,” said Dave Moore last week when asked about a new program aimed at keeping Beeville clean — one block at a time.

It all started as a downtown project with businesses urged to take a look around their own establishments. Overgrown curbs, dirty and cluttered bridges and unkept building were the focus points.

“We need to make the downtown area look nice,” said Moore recently.

Moore took matters into his own hands and cleaned up the bridge near his downtown dealership location along with the overgrown weeds and trash around the old Coca-Cola plant across the street.

“We’ve had a few meetings where this has come up and the consensus is we really need to join with the city in helping clean things up,” Moore said.

It has spread to other parts of the city. Areas around the high school and the parking lot in front of the strip mall by Wal-Mart Supercenter have been targeted by the cleanup crews joining the fight.

“We’re really thankful for any help and it’s been a big help,” said city official Buddy Hardy.

Several businesses have joined the fight to keep the city areas clean. Working with the city and the Main Street Program are businesses such as Riley’s Diamond Finish, State Farm Insurance, Pizzariffic, Bee Auto Specialty, Dave More Ford, the Armed Forces Recruiting Office, Coastal Bend College athletic department and even the Trojan football teams and coaches have pitched in to keep the city cleaner.

“They’re all doing a wonderful job by pitching in to help the city. And, it’s all volunteer work,” Hardy said.

The program needs more volunteers who wish to take pride in their community by helping “Keep Beeville Clean – One Block at a Time.”

Business owners, to coordinate your volunteer efforts, contact Bill Hooten at Dave Moore Ford at 358-8877.
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