Saturday, April 16, 2011

Keep Charlotte Beautiful Adopts Madison Park Neighborhood For 2011

Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB), one of the nation's first Keep America
Beautiful affiliates, has selected the Madison Park Neighborhood of
Southeast Charlotte for the 2011 Adopt-A-City Neighborhood Program.

Beginning in May, KCB will be working with Madison Park to improve and
expand the existing rose garden on the site of the Old Pinewood
Elementary School. The Madison Park community has rallied around the
idea of adopting this space and making what was once a negative aspect
of the community into a central gathering place with positive features
that will serve the community. The proposed name for this area is
Madison Central Park.

Stacy Raynor, Madison Park HOA Director, comments, "This garden is a
symbol of the previous school that once stood on the site and the
generation of students who attended the institution. We would like to
honor these memories as the site is reborn as a park."

At the beginning of each year, the KCB board members select a
neighborhood to participate in their neighborhood adoption program
through an application process. KCB works with resident volunteers to
provide a community service/beautification project of the
neighborhood's choosing. There is no cost for the neighborhood to
participate, however, it is necessary for neighbors to volunteer and
maintain the project after completion.

Some examples of projects that were completed in past years have
included: beautification of neighborhood entrances, landscaping
neighborhood common area and painting a neighborhood center.
For more information about Keep Charlotte Beautiful and the Adopt-A-
City Neighborhood Program, visit: