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Volunteers help with storm clean up in Colonial Beach

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:12 am

Joyce Gunderson and Rusty Curley attacking some of the downed branches in Colonial Beach. Photo provided.

Part of the volunteer clean up crew at the Community Center. Photo provided.

Top Shelf Tree Service with Debbie Hobbs. Photo provided.

On Saturday, April 29, approximately 20 citizens and visitors of Colonial Beach gathered at the Community Center, 717 Marshall Avenue, to clean away some of the debris from the recent violent storm. The storm brought down several large oak trees and many, many branches blocking access to Colonial Beach’s only civic center. Prior to the “clean-up day”, the “Top Shelf Tree Service gratuitously donated one entire day with crew and equipment to remove the large broken tree blocking the stage area. This effort paved the way for the crew of volunteers who came several days later and cleaned up the debris from not only at the Community Center grounds, but at several private properties (infirmed, disabled or elderly inhabitants) as a large portion of the “Eleanor Park”.
This effort, for the benefit of the community, was largely organized by Debbie and Gerry Hobbs, currently living in Stratford Harbor, but who have strong emotional ties to Colonial Beach.
The Community Center development is a project of the Colonial Beach Foundation, which plans many events throughout the year open to the public, without charge.
Weather permitting, there will be a golf card drive- in showing of “Evita”, as part of the monthly “Cinema on the Green” series.