Keeping Downey beautiful

Dear Editor:Calvary Chapel contacted Keep Downey Beautiful coordinator Carol Rowland to make arrangements for a group of 55 of their young members to pick up trash in Downey on April 29. Carol arranged for 30 to be bussed to Paramount and Firestone boulevards, and another group of 25 were bussed to Woodruff Avenue and Firestone. These groups began work at 8:30 a.m., finishing at 10:30 a.m. It was a hard job but now the area is clean and neat thanks to the Calvary Chapel hardworking young people. The group concentrated on the wide area on both sides of the railroad tracks. The day was cold with winds blowing from the west gusting to 35 mph. Carol was dressed in a warm garment with a hood. As she stood there with the wind blowing it reminded me of an officer directing troops on a mission. I was a captain in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War (1950-55). The wide expanse of this area, coupled with a howling wind and Carol standing there, reminded me of an officer directing troops in this cold wind. It brought back memories of cold days many years ago in another location. Keep Downey Beautiful schedules clean-ups around town on a regular basis. All supplies are provided for these clean-ups. Come and join us at our next scheduled clean-up on May 15 at 9 a.m. It is safe, fun and you will enjoy this pleasant hour. Call Carol Rowland for further details: (562) 904-7159. - Byron Dillon, Committee Member, Keep Downey Beautiful

********** Published: May 7, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 3