KAB plots busy two months of work
by BRIAN GRAVES Banner Staff Writer
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The Cleveland/Bradley County Keep America Beautiful team has an active March and April plan as it furthers its efforts to maintain the beauty of the local area.

KAB Executive Joanne Maskew recently presented the calendar to board members, and the organization as a whole is inviting everyone to be a part of the task and the fun involved.

More than 600 school students will begin planting sunflowers as KAB members go to area schools and teach about the importance of plants and the environment during on of the more popular projects the KAB does every year.

“Those kids really do have a good time seeing what they plant grow,” Maskew said. “It’s a great learning experience and really great fun for us who help with it.”

There are six major events now planned which Maskew said are open to the public.

Those events, days and times are:

- March 14, 7:30 a.m., Solid Waste Breakfast, Chamber of Commerce.

- March 15, 9 a.m. until noon, Treasure-N-Trash, Overhead Bridge Road, Shady Lane and Fulbright. (Supplies and refreshments provided.)

- March 22, 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Tri-State Exhibition Center.

- April 5th, 9 a.m. until noon, Treasure-N-Trash, Refreshment Drive and Westland Drive. (Supplies and refreshments provided.)

- April 12, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., It’s All About the Green, Cleveland State Community College.

- April 26, 9 a.m. until 1 p.m, Mouse Creek and Greenway Cleanup, at the Mohawk location behind Home Depot.

“We think these are fun ways for our community to come together and ensure those natural attributes we are so proud of and sometimes take for granted are preserved and protected,” Maskew said.

She added anyone wanting more details about the events or wishing to donate time or materials can contact her at the KAB office located at 474 2nd Street SE in Cleveland.

Contact Maskew by phone at 423-559-9789 or by email at jmaskew@clevelandtn.gov.