The Historic Downtown area of Weed, CA has seen some hard winters in the past. The sidewalks are broken, the curbs are fractured, the trees need some TLC and so a group of citizens, businesses, the city of Weed, and community organizations have formed the “Weed Pride Committee”. These dedicated people have been planning and discussing options for the historic downtown area to revitalize and beautify the streets once again!
For the last 2 weeks the City of Weed has been pulling up the old and today, September 18th, 2010 the Weed Pride Committee has a group of 20 volunteers cutting through cement, pulling out old tree roots, getting ready to lay the lines for water and electricity to the streets of Weed. Thanks to Weed Building Supply for use of heavy machinery and equiptment for the Downtown Project, it’s great to work with people that care!
Even now as I type I can hear orders being called out and laughter arrising from the troops. Everyone is so excited to see what Downtown Weed will look like at the end of all this hard work. There are families working together, business owners, neighbors, and new faces meeting new friends.
A Special Thank You to everyone today;
Sally and Ritchard Acquistapace, Margaret Dean (with the HiLo Cafe and Motel), Cheri and Rich Young ( owners of Edgewood Interiors), Alford Bearden, PJ Hall, Nathan Slabaugh, Eric Slabaugh, Stephen Larsen, Spencer Hall, Chris Lane, Bob Hall (Weed City Council man), Ken Palfini (Weed City Council Candidate), Virgil Tuman (Weed Planning Committee), John and Joyce Oliver (Weed Revitalization coalition), Ken Schaffer (Siskiyou Motorcycle Association), Eddy Jackson, David Smith, Billy and Stephanie Shaver, Gene and Jimmy Skeen, Howard Gubetta, Aaron Hand, and Pete the Plumber. There are a lot of people that are making this project happen at the city level, including Mayor Dave Pearce, Head of Public Works, Craig Sharp, and the city council men that have and are supporting this project, Bob Hall, Gerry Broomfield, Leo Sartor, Chuck Sutton, and to the non profit that is umbrella-ing the project, Thank You to the Weed Revitalization Coalition.
The Weed Chamber of Commerce is thankful to be working with such a strong group in creating the true meaning of a “Community Organization” known as “Weed Pride”.
Bud Mahanay says
Many years ago, long before Proposition 19, or the current tree-planting program,
I thought of a promotional slogan for Weed. I imagine it has been thought of and used by now; if not, might want to consider: WEED, CALIFORNIA: IT GROWS ON YOU!