The ABC Committee (Association for the Beautification of Cherokee) is a small group with a big task, and they could use some help. The committee, which numbers from 7 to 10 people, is making a concerted effort to make the town look especially appealing for the two big events of the summer- the annual rodeo and the Sesquicentennial celebration.
The committee has put several "nodes" in the community up for "adoption". Anyone who is interested in "adopting" one of these areas can sign up at City Hall. Adopting a node involves making sure the area is free of weeds and trash. The areas which have already been adopted include the SW corner of Willow and 4th (Val Woods) ; the United Methodist Church (Bob and Jeanine Schroder) ; Central Park (Sherry Held, Val Cedar, Duane Mummert and the Cavaliers group); and the "Fareway corner" (John Bier and family) . Bier has donated large planters and plants for the four corners of the Highway 59 and Main Street intersection. Karla Wilkie has adopted the northeast corner, but the other three corners are still available for adoption. Responsibilities for these areas would also involve upkeep and maintenance of the plants.
The ABC team meets most Mondays at 5 p.m. at City Hall. If you are interested in adopting one of these areas, or would like to help out in the beautification of Cherokee in any way, please contact Jeanine Schroder (225-6001) or Jim Adamson (225-2703).