Every year as part of the Great American Cleanup, Keep Martin Beautiful in Martin County, FL works with local non-profit, Habitat Angel to revitalize one neighborhood during “Extreme Martin Makeover.” This year we conquered Port Salerno’s New Monrovia Neighborhood. Not only were we able to remove 2400 lbs. of debris, but we also gave facelifts to 22 homes by repainting and adding landscaping. One house was even given a new, much needed roof from our friends at Capps Roofing. As part of the event the homes were prepped prior to the makeover. Weeks in advance volunteers spent time removing any rotten sliding, priming, and pressure washing the homes. Over 300 volunteers came out to help our community and keep Martin County beautiful! We couldn’t have made it such a successful day without all the help!
Olde Towne Lamp Post Painting
KSB observed the lampposts in Olde Towne Slidell were faded, pitted and had green oxidized paint. Thinking we had about 125-150 lampposts to paint, KSB asked the Mayor for permission to take this on as a project. Once he agreed, KSB actually counted the poles and found out there were 328! A total of 25 volunteers and community service workers worked 217 hours on the project and painted 225 lampposts. The Police Department Trustees painted the rest.
The Mayor was so pleased with the outcome that he had the City put in all new globes with new LED fluorescent lights. The 36 hanging baskets that KSB plants and maintains sure look a lot better on nice beautifully painted lampposts.