"April Showers bring May Flowers"...it also brings great community pride in Alexandria, with the annual Alexandria CARE Day. Every year in May the Chamber heads up a Spring Cleaning day in the city. During this special day, over 120 volunteers will help spruce up the community by: pulling weeds, sweeping sidewalks, picking up trash, painting fire hydrants, etc.
Starting 34 years ago, this community event started when a handful of business owners were meeting in the back of one of the local businesses. They were trying to think of a way that they could give back to the city. What they came up with was CARE Day. CARE stands for Centralized Alexandria Redevelopment Effort. This event sparks the community pride for the season. Volunteers from local churches, clubs, organizations, businesses, and individuals spend the day helping to make Alexandria beautiful. What a great way to give back to the community that we hold dear...and a way to prepare the city for its many festivals, events, and parades that come with the warmer months.
I you are wanting to be a part of the 2016 Alexandria CARE Day, registration will take place next to Harrison Park on Saturday May 14th, 8am. Volunteers will receive a free lunch and t-shirt for participating. For more information contact the Chamber office 765-724-3144.
-Jeff Bryan, Executive Director of the Alexandria Monroe Chamber of Commerce