The Crow Hill Community Association (CHCA) was out cleaning up Franklin Avenue today in honor of Dr. King, who's birthday-holiday has become a national day of service. Volunteers gathered litter from the sidewalks and planter boxes between Eastern and Bergen, and filled the boxes with pine boughs from recycled Christmas trees, which looks and smells nice and will hopefully discourage their use as trash cans or ashtrays. Thanks to everyone who came out and volunteered, and thanks to The Candy Rush for providing coffee. Also, kudos to the storefront churches, whose sidewalks were spotless (though this may be a feature of cleaning up the morning after their services).
If you'd like to get involved, or just want to learn more about the CHCA, come out to the Gospel Tabernacle Church (725 Franklin) for the first meeting of 2012, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7:30pm. If you can't make the meeting, check out their website and their new list of local service organizations in need of volunteers for lots of great ways to make an impact in Crown Heights.