As residents of Gloucester City, we feel the pain and frustration of everyone. We, too, were sort of standing on the sidelines—hoping that new city initiatives would make our city a better place. We started asking ourselves what we could do to join the game, but not get caught up in the political arena.
To make a long story short, we joined the Gloucester City Tree and Beautification Committee. Although we still play a role on this committee, we were able to separate the committee into two—a tree committee and ours. The spinoff is our new Gloucester City Gardening and Beautification Association.
We are a non-profit association and not politically connected. We like to think we can work with all people and appreciate working side-by-side with all residents. We appreciated mayor and council and public works giving us a city-owned lot and a water source to start the first Gloucester City Community Garden at Atlantic and Market Streets.
Basically, we have an agenda. We are currently distributing flyers for our “Corner Curb Appeal” Project—the aim is to have everyone join in our efforts to get weeds, debris, dirt and trash from every corner in town and for this to be a commitment—an on-going project—not just a one and done project.
You may have seen one or both of us around town pruning trees, cleaning corners and curbs, working at the community garden, distributing flyers door to door, or just plain picking up trash. In tough economic times, our city can at least be clean and groomed!
WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE TO SHARE WITH YOU!
WE ALSO WANT YOUR IDEAS AND SUPPORT!
WE ARE ACTION-ORIENTED AND IMPATIENT!
HELP US MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!
PLEASE JOIN US THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 5TH, AT 6:30 AT THE GLOUCESTER CITY LIBRARY!
Joyce Calzonetti & Mickie Glassman, Co-Chairs
Gloucester City Gardening & Beautification Association