The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Opinion

March 25, 2013

Keeping Greenville beautiful, one yard at a time

GREENVILLE — Spring is officially here and, while it’s been overcast in Greenville recently, clear skies and sunny days are on the horizon, which makes the next couple weeks the perfect time to mow the yard, clear out the garage, and generally spruce things up.

The benefits of participating in this “spring cleaning” are numerous. The most obvious is the physical benefit of getting fresh air and exercise.

Additionally, you will develop a sense of accomplishment after crossing something off of your to-do list, and you will also benefit from the improved aesthetic of a clean, trim yard.

There are organizations and non-profits that can assist you as you work to better your home and yard. Keep Greenville Beautiful (keepgreenvillebeautiful.org) hosts clean-up events, educational activities, and beautification projects throughout the year, including yesterday’s Spring Home and Garden Show.

The city of Greenville hosts e-waste recycling events periodically to help residents cut down on their electronic waste. The BIG Event is a community service day held each year in Commerce that features efforts from local service organizations and student groups from Texas A&M University-Commerce. All of these events are great opportunities to participate in community clean-up efforts.

It is important to remember, before burning any leaves or branches, to ensure that Hunt County is not under a burn ban. A quick search of the Herald-Banner’s website will bring up the latest burn ban news.

So grab a rake, push a lawn mower, or start digging through dusty boxes in the garage. And, if your neighbors need help, offer to lend a hand. If we all pitch in, we can make Greenville a beautiful place to live and visit. As a community, we can build new streets, bring in new businesses and renovate buildings downtown. But improving our curb appeal and making Greenville a clean place to live is the big step toward a vibrant community.

The Herald-Banner editorial staff can be contacted at editor@heraldbanner.com. If you do some spring cleaning this week, email us a photo or post it on our Facebook page or Twitter account.

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