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Helping Residents in Need by Raking Leaves

Posted on September 22, 2022


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The West Carrollton City Beautiful Commission is holding their annual Rake Rally at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. They are seeking volunteers to help with the event. Volunteers will meet at the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave., and then disperse across the city to help residents in getting their front-yard leaves to the curb for pickup.

“Many times, some of our residents aren’t able to physically get all their leaves to the curb for pick-up and that’s where we come in and help. We want to encourage any resident who needs that help to let us know,” said Parks Director Christian Mattingly, “We’re also seeking volunteers to help that day so we are able to get to all those who sign up for assistance.”

Any resident who would like to receive help or volunteer during the event should contact (937) 859-5182 or parks@westcarrollton.org and provide their name, address and phone by Thursday, Nov.10.

Volunteers will receive a long-sleeve ‘Rake Rally’ t-shirt (until supplies last) for their service. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own rakes, leaf blowers, or tarps, if possible. Some materials, such as rakes, gloves and bags, will be available.

The West Carrollton service department will begin the city’s weekly leaf collection at the curb line on October 10 through early December. Leaf piles should be free of sticks, stones and other debris to avoid damage to the vacuum truck.

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