Inspired by the community coming together to clean up

“The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become.” Ben Herbster said that, and it sure applies to Saturday, May 19, at the Edgewood Community Library. If you weren’t there to witness it, sure wish you could have been!

It was inspiring to see our community helping to spruce up the landscape at our wonderful library. About 15 volunteers appeared with tools in hand to help beautify The Barrowhenge Courtyard, and the grounds at the library’s front entrance. This entailed some major arduous labor of digging up sprouted shoots of trees, to laying weed block and replacing gravel. Some people started as early as 8 a.m., working until 3 p.m. Beautiful flowers were planted in containers as well as in the courtyard area, enhancing the serenity of a welcoming place to visit.

This was… no… This IS a group of people who wanted to help transform an OK space into a charming, inviting space. Kindness was the engine and tenacity got the job done.

As someone painted on these boulders:

By the way, might you consider a monthly column that highlights acts of kindness in our wonderful town? It would be invigorating to read about positive acts of goodness that are truly more prevalent than the news media gets around to sharing.

Thank you for your time and allowing me to share this experience.

Barbara Holden, Edgewood


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