Safe Saturday, April 23, 2016

On Saturday April 23,  groups of volunteers gathered in the light rain to help with the neighborhood Tire Pickup and cleanup.  Students and faculty from UMBC who work in mosquito control, students and teachers from Franklin Square Elementary Middle School, other volunteers, and participants in the Safe Saturday program began working in the gray, chilly morning. Piles of tires and trash were collected in four locations around the neighborhood, ready for pickup.   By mid afternoon the weather was warm and the sun was shining.  Safe Saturday was hosting crafts, lunch, and play in the yard, a neighborhood cook-out and gathering was being held at the Sunflower Garden,  volunteers were working at the hoop houses in the  SAFE Community Farm Project, and SAFE Center kids and the Baltimore City Fire Department personnel were playing flag football.  Altogether a great day for the neighborhood.

Diane Dwyer