April 17, 2021
On a chilly Saturday in April, neighbors came out to help clean up the alley, starting with the commercial dumpster corral between Ritz Park and the building that housed the former Mangia restaurant.
This blitz was over a year in the making! Nigel Holloway, Block Captain of 3600-3700 Hartford had planned the clean-up a year ago last March but the pandemic put it on hold. When it was finally possible to clean and weed in a socially distanced way, Nigel registered the activity with Brightside STL, which provided shovels, rakes, brooms, trash bags, and gloves, and at last, the blitz was on. Many, many thanks to Nigel and the 10 or so neighbors who helped out!
Rocky Keel, Nigel Holloway and Jane Keel take on the refuse corral at the east end of the Hartford-Juniata alley
Truly a multi-generational event!
Before and after
It takes a village – Elizabeth, Izzy and Penelope get into the blitz spirit!