The city of Copperas Cove is about to be beautified, literally.

From now until the end of May, the city will join other communities across the nation in the Great American Cleanup, which is aimed at giving neighborhoods and city streets a facelift.

The campaign will begin with City Park.

“The park’s beautification is our first scheduled event for the Keep America Beautiful, Great American Cleanup event,” said Silvia Rhoads, executive director of Keep Coppers Cove Beautiful. “(It) will consist of mainly picking up litter from all areas of the park including the pond and creek.”

The park cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the pond in City Park on West Avenue B.

Rhoads said the more volunteers show up, the more areas of the park can be cleaned.

Coffee and donuts will be served and no prior sign-up is required.

The city has been won an award for Sustained Excellence eight out of the past nine years and in 2013 was one of 10 cities to receive the Governor’s Community Achievement Award for outstanding community improvement.

Call Rhoads at 254-547-4242.

Upcoming events

Mark your calendars for the other upcoming events in the beautification campaign:

  • March 29, A Composting Class called Maintaining Your Worm Bin
  • April 5, Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-off Day
  • April 19, Library Beautification
  • May 3, The Great Neighborhood Cleanup
  • May 31, Waterway Cleanup

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro | Herald

A journalist by trade, Corinne has written for both the military and civilian populations. She has a Master's in Writing and Bachelor's in English. She is also a military spouse and her family is currently stationed at Fort Hood.

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