So I decided to do something about it. One of my "goals" during my campaign was beautification of the town. I talked to my fellow council members and mayor about a spring town clean-up and they liked the idea and wished me luck.
So, I made up fliers. And I walked to each business in town, introduced myself (if they didn't already know me), handed out fliers and asked them to display them. The business owners were very supportive.
And so all the planning began. I borrowed a five-gallon water cooler, I bought snacks and water bottles (with my own money), I contacted local schools, the newspaper even interviewed me (and I made the front page!).
My arch enemy approached me, thanked me for doing it and donated four dozen donuts for the volunteers.
We arrived early to set up (with a pretty tablecloth) and waited for volunteers ...
And no one showed up.
Besides the eight of us, three nephews, one niece, my sister and my father-in-law. (Only the eight of us actually live in this town. The rest of my family were imported from other towns/cities.)
We cleaned the town parking lot, Main Street, and some side streets (our street) for a few hours and then we headed home and ate donuts and snacks.
And, because I'm just that dumb, I'm planning to do it again next spring. Anyone want to volunteer in advance?