Noblesville Times - Steve Furlow
time to start your spring cleaning and Keep Noblesville Beautiful is no
exception kicking off the season Saturday with a clean-up project along
Starting at 9:30 a.m. volunteers will pick up trash from the curbsides of
Indiana 37 between 191st Street and Indiana 32. Volunteers are asked to meet
in the parking lot of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church on 191st Street at
Dan Gaither with KNB said he was excited for the warmer, and sunnier, weather
to get out and work.
"For myself, what I get out of it is to bond with members of the
community," he said. "It brings out people that want to do
something positive and beautify the community."
He proudly noted the blooming daffodils at two of the city's gateways as
examples of how a little hard work pays off for the entire community.
"It's something we take pride in," he said.
Not as labor intensive but one of KNB's more popular events, the group will
celebrate its Third Annual Arbor Day on the Square April 29. Keep Noblesville
Beautiful along with the Noblesville City Tree Board and the Hamilton County
Master Gardeners Association will distribute 300 Red Oak seedlings on the
Southeast corner of the Courthouse Square starting at 10 a.m. The Master
Gardeners will provide instruction on dividing Hostas,
distributing free cuttings while they last, and the Noblesville City Tree
Board will be distributing 200 Black Oak seedlings.
Gaither said this year instead of handing out tips on tree care, visitors
could visit the KNB website to learn the best way to plant and watch their
The following month KNB will descend on another neighborhood as part of its
annual Spring Blitz. On May 21 in cooperation with the Noblesville Street
Department, City Hall, Hamilton County Master
Gardeners & IDNR Tree Stewards. This year is the fifth for the blitz and
will focus on the neighborhood bordered by Roosevelt Street, 12th Street,
Hamilton Street, and 15th Street.
Gaither noted every project is successful because of the positive impact it
has. Seeing those reminders help volunteers, residents and community members
take pride in their neighborhoods knowing their efforts continue to pay off.
Volunteers are needed at all events. For more information on upcoming events
and how to help, visit www.keepnoblesvillebeautiful.org.