Our small town beautification team are an enthusiastic and dedicated bunch and their efforts achievements around Moonta and the surrounding District over the past several plus years have helped in no small way to transform the town from a somewhat tired and neglected state to a neat and tidy appearance.
In the process the team have put in more than 8000 volunteer hours and picked up a KESAB Tidy Town Encouragement award and four consecutive Special Commendation awards.
While its always good to receive some acknowledgement for their efforts, for them its really the friendships they have forged and the satisfaction of knowing that they have made a difference and helped to restore some community spirit and town pride.
The present Team of 4(?) meets each Thursday around 8.30am at the Blyth Terrace entrance to the Council Refuse Depot and puts in around 3 hours cleaning up the town perimeter, parks and roadsides, watering young trees and shrubs, planting, pruning and landscaping and fixing fences and other repair work.
They then retire to the Country Kitchen for a well-earned cofffee and a cake or pasty.
The Team are in real need of more members - please consider going along and giving a hand. There is a bit of work involved, but by golly they have a lot of fun doing it! Send us an email and we will forward it to Bob, our coordinator.
This week the team were out and about raking and cleaning up the last section of Milne Terrace and removing debris from the corner of Hughes and Coast Road Moonta Bay.