Participants will meet at Althaus Park and split up into groups in order to canvass “Clean-Up Zones” designated by the Sparkle Day organizers. The initial zones will be Taft Highway, Shackleford Ridge Road, Shoal Creek, Lena Givens Park, Rainbow Lake Land Trust and James Boulevard. As more people participate additional zones will be added to the event.
“We hope a lot of folks come out and join the fun and festivities, as we help to clean up our mountain byways," said councilmember and event organizer Robert Spalding. "This event was very successful last year and we’re hoping that we can build on that success this year. In addition we’re asking the people of Signal Mountain and Walden to form street teams in their own neighborhoods, in order to clean up their general vicinity.”
He said, “Sparkle Day was initially an event that took place back in the '70s on Signal Mountain formed by Realtor John Rankin. It was always an eco-friendly event and was a tremendous success. So far, from the reaction from Sparkle day last year was tremendous, and we hope to bring that energy back to the event on March 10. We’ve already received an enormous response from many community groups who wish to return and participate in 2018”.
After the clean-up a celebration is planned at Althaus Park, including awards, music, food and games. The event is co-sponsored by the Signal Mountain Lions Club and the Town of Signal Mountain.
Additional information can be found at www.facebook.com/signalmountainsparkleday, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (423) 886-2177.