Medora Organizes Clean Up Day May 12

(MEDORA) – Medora’s United Way Day of Caring is scheduled for May 12, 2020.

Jackson County United Way will have a large group of volunteers from Cummins Inc. in town to help with a community cleanup day.

Plus, a Leadership Jackson County project team has enlisted the help of Schneck Medical Center employees to revitalize the town park.

Jackson County Solid Waste is providing dumpsters for items to be placed in.

The Town Council will distribute letters to residents making them aware of the event.

If a homeowner agrees to participate, residents will have to provide a certificate of insurance and sign a waiver.

Volunteers will move people’s unwanted items to the curb, and a lightning loader will be used to put the items in the back of trucks and on trailers to be taken to the dumpsters.

Those that can volunteer the use of their trucks and trailers that day is appreciated.

Volunteers from the community also are welcome to join the Cummins employees in the cleanup effort.

Not only will volunteers be cleaning up the town but working on restoring and cleaning up playground equipment.

With the town park project, $10,000 worth of used playground equipment has been donated. That includes two large structures, a jungle gym. and a toddler tunnel.

Blue River Services, which oversees Medora’s after-school program, had the equipment available from two daycare centers that closed.

In April, volunteers will travel to Marengo and Georgetown to pick up the equipment and bring it to Medora. Premier Companies in Seymour has donated the use of a couple of flatbed trailers and trucks to help with that effort.

Once a pickup date is confirmed, an event will be created on Facebook and posted in the Medora Talk group.

Another day will be set to install the pieces so Day of Caring volunteers can help clean it May 12 along with spreading mulch, painting and fixing broken swings at the park.

Anyone interested in helping with these initiatives or finding other ways to get involved is encouraged to attend the next community meeting, set for 11 a.m. April 4 in the library at the school, 82 S. George St., Medora.