Kiwanis Club efforts will keep Windmill Hill Park and the waterfront litter-free
The Kiwanis Club of Alexandria has joined efforts with the city to help keep Old Town and the waterfront litter-free. As an official member of the city’s Adopt-a-Block Litter Program, the Kiwanis Club has adopted the streets around Windmill Hill Park—including sections of Union, Lee, Wolfe, and Gibbon streets. By adopting these roadways along Alexandria’s waterfront park system, the Kiwanis Club hopes to foster appreciation for the city’s natural beauty and help maintain the facilities for everyone’s enjoyment.
“Our club has been around for nearly 100 years,” explained club secretary Bill Allison. “Our primary commitment is to the children of Alexandria. We chose Windmill Hill Park because it is a great park for kids and the Kiwanis Club wants to do its part to keep it clean.” Kiwanis vice president Anthony Smith added that the club is excited to be contributing to such a vital area of the city. “Windmill Hill Park itself—with its playground, volleyball pit, and basketball court—is a great city resource. Combined with the shoreline rehabilitation the city is planning along Union St, this area will only get better. Our club is happy to be a part of that improvement.”
The Kiwanis Club has dedicated itself to collecting litter in the area around Windmill Hill Park at least four times per year. The first cleanup event will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22.
Anyone interested in participating in this program or other service projects is encouraged to contact the club at (571) 969-7641.