Please mark your calendars for our annual Work Day on Saturday, May 4. We’ll start at 8:AM, and we hope to finish by 3:00. Coffee and bagels will be provided in the morning, and pizza and drinks will be provided in the middle of the day. All Kanawha members are invited to come help us with spring cleaning to get the facility ready for another fun summer. There will be chores like cleaning the chairs, spreading mulch, wiping down the tennis shelters, trimming some bushes, and some minor repairs. We welcome all helpers, youth in 6th grade and older and adults. Middle and high school students may bring their community service forms, and we will sign for the hours that they work. Students do not need to be members of Kanawha to help us and get community service credit that day. You can come for 2, 3, 4, or however many hours fit into your schedule that day. It’s also a fun time to catch up with some of your Kanawha friends whom you might not have seen this winter. New members, it’s a good chance to meet other members and learn where everything is at Kanawha.

If you can bring a wheelbarrow, a pitchfork, or a long handled hedge trimmer, that would be very helpful. Please mark things with your name, and make sure you take them home when you leave. We hope to see many of you on May 4.

While we’re on the subject of cleaning up, and now that the weather is usually nice enough for people to use the tennis courts, field, and playground, etc., we ask you to please help us keep Kanawha clean. Please take home all of your belongings, and please dispose of your trash and recyclables properly. All trash goes in the tan containers. Recyclables go in the blue containers. Recyclables include empty plastic bottles, empty aluminum cans, dry cardboard boxes, and empty glass bottles, though we do not allow glass at Kanawha. The following things are NOT recyclable: pizza boxes, tennis balls, paper plates (especially with food on them), paper napkins, and the tennis water cups. Also, please be aware that the dumpster at the bottom of the parking lot is for RECYCLABLES ONLY. Please do not put garbage or plastic bags with dog droppings in there. Please put all of that in a tan garbage can. Our garbage is picked up from a different place on the property.