Community volunteers sought for ‘Make Cedar Sparkle’ campaign kick-off project


By Holly Coombs
holly@ironcountytoday.com

On Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. a service project to clean the debris on Highway 56 between Lund Highway and Port 15 will take place.

With a campaign idea brought forward by Cedar City Council Member Fred Rowley, the “Make Cedar Sparkle” campaign was introduced as a way to prepare for the thousands of people coming for the open house and dedication of the Cedar City LDS Temple.

“But it is about more than that. It’s about serving in the community,” Justserve.org representative Jim Johnson said.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves, hats, sunscreen and a safety vest if one is accessible to them. Project organizers will provide trash bags, safety vests for those that don’t have any.

We will need at least 200 volunteers to help with the clean-up project,” Johnson said. “The volunteers can either show up on the north side of Highway 56 near the Wheeler Machinery/Lund Highway intersection or sign up with JustServe.org and then plan to meet at the same place.”

He said some special thanks is given to Bruce Anderson, who helped organize the Kick-Off event.

“Thanks to Bruce Anderson of the Iron County Landfill for heading up this project and waiving the landfill dumping fees,” Johnson said. “Visit justserve.org for updated information. Please come and join us and help make Cedar Sparkle.”

He said that there is much excited me for the tens of thousands of visitors anticipated to come in the next five months.

The Sparkle Campaign projects will not only brighten up our communities, it will also assist us in drawing closer together as individuals and families in our community,” Johnson said.

The campaign, which was introduced a couple weeks ago at Cedar City Council meeting, will include a monthly award to the citizen who does outstanding work to make Cedar City Sparkle.

The campaign video, which was presented by Chamber of Commerce President Chris McCormick during that meeting, is available on youtube.com.

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