Volunteers Lend Hand with Neighborhood Improvements

    By The Noblesville Daily Times
    September 9, 2009
    Staff Writer

    From rebuilding a wheelchair ramp for a homeowner, to spreading out a mountain of mulch to clearing brush volunteers from multiple churches and organizations descended on areas of Noblesville's Southwest Quadrant Saturday to conduct a series of neighborhood improvement projects. Workers removed brush from residences, applied fresh coats of paint and did their best to make the area a little brighter.

    It's the second of such efforts by Keep Noblesville Beautiful this year and has the most volunteers involved yet a sign that the idea of improving neighborhoods one house at a time is catching on. For KNB's Cindy Haas seeing such a turnout and enthusiasm is rewarding.

    "We've been welcomed by the neighborhood," she said.

    Haas said while the organization is still looking for a corporate sponsor, plans are not slowing down for KNB as preparations for the 2010 events begins. She said the organization is also looking to the public for suggestions for neighborhoods to focus on and is hopeful the efforts of the beautification project.

    For more information on Keep Noblesville Beautiful and to nominate neighborhoods visit www.keepnoblesvillebeautiful.org.

    Groups participating in KNB's work Saturday included Hamilton County Probation Department, White River Christian Church, Mormon Church, Hamilton County Tree Stewards, Hamilton County Master Gardeners and Southwest Quadrant residents.