KAB pleased with sale success
by LUCIE R. WILLSIE, Associate Editor
Sep 28, 2012 | 855 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With only a quorum at Wednesday’s regularly scheduled Keep America Beautiful board meeting, the buzz was all about the successful first yard sale held Sept. 15.

“We had a lot of good comments,” said Diane Neely, current treasurer.

The first order of business at the meeting was to prepare thank yous for everyone involved in making the event such a success. There were many volunteers from around the community and various organizations, said Shari Horton, current vice president.

“Kudos to all,” said Shane Lawson, board member.

The second was the announcement of the grand total amassed by the event — almost $1,100.

“We had a constant line of people going through,” Neely said. “I never stopped taking in money.”

And, more may be in the offing because a vintage bicycle that was up for sale at the yard sale didn’t sell for the reserve price of the person who donated it. It was suggested at Wednesday’s meeting that the bicycle be sold on Craig’s List and the proceeds added to the current yard sale total.

Regardless of what happens with the bike, Jim Davis, current president, suggested the board should consider holding an annual yard sale from now on.

And the community seems to agree.

“People have already been asking when we’re going to have another one,” said Joanne Maskew, KAB executive director.

And although still a concern, the current budget now is almost at the same level as last year at this time.

“We're looking OK till the end of the year,” Davis said.

In other business:

- At the upcoming annual KAB Awards Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5, KAB members will have the opportunity to vote in the four newly proposed officers: Horton as the new president; Lawson as vice president; Jennifer Norton as secretary; with Neely again renominated as treasurer.

- The second Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day this year will be held on Oct. 27 at Tri-State Exhibition Center.

- KAB also is looking for additional members, especially those with a passion for recycling. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Oct. 24, at the Cleveland-Bradley Chamber of Commerce for those interested.

- Southern Hospitality earned KAB’s Neighborhood Beautification Award for September. The local Coca-Cola plant has been named as October’s winner.

- This year’s school Recycle Challenge will start on Oct. 15. The first prize for the most recycling will be a pizza party and the second an ice cream party, same as last year.

- The deadline for TDOT Special Litter Projects is Nov. 15.

- The Environmental Education Regional Grants are due on Nov. 21.

- Volunteers are needed for a variety of cleanup events. The first one is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on Volunteer Drive near the local Coca-Cola plant; the next one is on Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Greenway Cleanup, at two locations. One is on Raider Drive across from Cleveland High School and the other at Village Green.

- Volunteers also are needed to help with the annual Halloween Block Party downtown to help give out candy, apples, etc.

- Volunteers are needed to help with the Elrod Ball Park Project at Park View Elementary School in the month of November.

For more information, contact Maskew at 559-3307 or at jmaskew@cityofclevelandtn.com.