As anyone with a TV, radio or internet access knows, the federal government has been closed for several weeks. As such, services have been curtailed for the time being.
Never let it be said that the citizens of this nation can't take up the call to serve when needed. Last weekend, a merry band of citizens, affectionately dubbed the "Rubble Rousers," numbering nearly 40 strong, participated in a cleanup along the Colonial Parkway. The volunteers came from York, Williamsburg, James City, Gloucester, Middlesex and Mathews counties.
We rendezvoused at both the Jamestown and Yorktown ends of the parkway. The 23 miles of roadway was broken down into 16 sections, and between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., we filled nine pickup beds with trash.
With a feeling of accomplishment and pride we went to various sponsors to celebrate a job well done. Mobjack Bay Coffee Roasters provided bags and coffee to all who participated. York County and the National Park Service loaned the group safety vests.
What a great way for so many in the community to join together and be #WMBGkind.
Sadly, the next day while traveling to work, I could not help but notice that trash had already started "decorating" the parkway. Come on folks, we can do better than this.
Trash receptacles are located at every filling station and shopping center — and there's a good chance there is one in your own home. Certainly it would not be too much to ask to toss your trash in the proper place.
Let's keep it clean.