Idlewild residents clean up Cooper Street trestle
By Mary Baker
Idlewild neighbors came together on Saturday, September 3 to clean up the area around and under the railroad trestle on Cooper Street north of Central Avenue. Residents had discussed the need to clean up at this location at our Idlewild Neighborhood Association (INA) meeting on August 2.
Idlewild neighbors began arriving to the clean up site at 8am with rakes, brooms, shovels, and trash bags. We picked up broken glass, paper, and plastic wrappers among other debris, raked leaves, and cut weeds and vines. We put everything that was picked up in garbage bags and left them on the curb for City Sanitation.
It felt really good to stand back and look at the clean sidewalks and curbs. Afterward some neighbors went to Wiles Drug Store for a milkshake.
INA has more events and activities scheduled for the next few weeks. Our regular monthly meeting on October 4 will take place at Otherlands at 6:30pm. Come early at 6pm for meet and greet before the meeting. There will also be a Neighborhood Night Out potluck dinner on Tuesday, October 11 at 6pm on Ralph and Margo Mueller’s front porch at 2033 Cowden.