30 Jan Our January 2011 Pick-up Enjoyed by All
On Saturday, January 29th, the Adopt-A-Highway group gathered at the Gathering Place and immensely improved the appearance of two miles of NC 15/501 next to Fearrington Village. Fourteen (14) dedicated volunteers spent two hours picking up litter from the area that creates the first impression of anyone entering our community as well as those driving past.
Twenty (20) bags of trash were collected over a two-hour period of time. Our ranks were enhanced by two new members: Jon Darling and Deborah DiSabintino suffered through the orientation and helped our group maintain our property values.
Deborah is our new FHA Director of Community Relations and will be our primary contact with FHA. Jon brings a wealth of experience from the academic community and beyond, and has been instrumental in facilitating the improvements in our presence on the FV website.
Those of us who regularly pick up the Fearrington Village Residents area take a measure of pride in what we contribute to the community. We enjoy the honking of the horns that signify support for our efforts, but we are sometimes rewarded in other ways. Some of our volunteers have actually picked up money; today this writer found a discarded postage stamp. We measure our progress in very small increments.