NORTH FORK — A group of North Fork citizens spent the weekend sprucing up for one of most anticipated events of the summer — Hot August Night, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 12.
Organized by the North Fork Chamber of Commerce, the clean-up event brought out employees from Central Sierra Pest Control, Chamber members and willing citizens who volunteered their time on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
On Saturday, crews focused on the area around the post office, doing weed-whacking, raking, bush and tree trimming, and picking up trash. Even in the heat, they managed to get a huge amount of work accomplished.
As always, Central Sierra Pest Control donated both man-hours and equipment to the cause, including four employees and two trucks.
On Sunday, they tackled the area in front of the library, the Buckhorn Saloon, and other businesses downtown. Again they whacked weeds, trimmed up trees and bushes, and cleaned along the sidewalks, raking and picking up trash.
According to volunteer Donna Henderson, at least six trailer loads of debris was hauled off to the dump, and then they used a blower to clear off all the sidewalks.
“A few people even honked as they went by and thanked us for volunteering,” says Donna. “I don’t belong to the Chamber, but my husband Matt does, so I joined them on Sunday and worked alongside the other volunteers.”
Hot August Night will run from 3 to 8 p.m. this Saturday. Bring your family for a stroll along the main drag, enjoy something cool to drink, something tasty to eat, and get an eye-full of the gorgeous rides on display.