Views of the neighborhood – Earth Day in Lakeway

Today we are celebrating Earth Day in Lakeway. (It was Friday but we are taking a trip back in the wayback machine)  Here is the announcement from the city.

Celebrate Earth Day, The Lake Way on Friday, April 22, 2022 by volunteering to help pick up trash along some of our local roadways and in our area parks. The City of Lakeway will supply trash pickers, safety vests, trash bags and a map for volunteers the day of the event. Volunteers will then team up and head to their designated areas on the map to pick up trash, and then head back to City Hall to receive a special certificate, lunchtime snacks and pick-up some other Earth Day goodies and information. It’s an engaging way to help keep Lakeway beautiful and meet some of your neighbors in the process.  We are catered by Brooklyn Breakfast Shop in Austin. Our entertainment is Willie Nelson

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Picture of an old time school bus

So let’s go. Get on the bus.

Here is Lakeway City Hall. All the volunteers willmeet here.

Lots of givaways.

Another shot of the giveaways.

Here are the tools being supplied. Vests, Gloves, Trashbags and picker uppers (My term)

There is fruit, cold water and snacks when the work is done.

The mayor will be joining a crew.

Volunteers starting to arrive.

Getting outfitted.

Here’s the map where trash will be picked up. We’ll be heading to the City Park.

And here we are to observe a team hard at work. Congratulations everyone for participating. Now let’s have some food and listen to Willie sing “Always onMy Mind.” I hope you all have a super week.

 

 

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  1. Earth Day in Lakeway is great. Thank you 🌍😊

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  2. I love the esprit d’corps your town exhibits, John! So refreshing! 🥰

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    1. Thank you, Lori. It is an amazing place. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  3. What an great idea, and also well prepared. With so many parks you will need a lot of people cleaning up the environment, John! Thanks for sharing the idea, and have a beautiful Sunday! xx Michael

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    1. Have a beautiful Sunday as well, Michael. 😊

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      1. Thank you very much, John! xx Michael

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  4. Fantastic, John. Lovely to see the community come together. Have a wonderful week 💕🙂

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    1. Thank you, Harmony. Have a super week as well.

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  5. I love how your community steps up, John. I’ll admit, I was salivating over the table of pens! 🙂 Happy Sunday!

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    1. Yes, pretty tempting for one who uses a journal. 😊 I hope you have a super Sunday, Jill.

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  6. Excellent project. Wish I was close enough to participate.

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    1. We could use the help, GP. Thanks.

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  7. Great thing to do. I love how your city does so many community activities.

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    1. They are certainly active. Thanks, Joan.

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  8. I’m betting the crew at City Park gave those slides a test ride.

    Good cause. It looks like you had a nice turnout. I’ll have the Classic Bacon, Egg & Cheese On A House Made Bagel – Substitute bacon for sausage, avocado, or brisket – with brisket. It was hard to turn down the avocado, but I feel like brisket is more Texas,

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    1. Avocado is only second to brisket in popularity. Good choice, Dan.

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  9. Looks like a fun event. Especially with the picker uppers.

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    1. They are good for a “I got your nose,” too.

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  10. John,
    Do you live in Lakeway? What’s the population?
    Just wonder because our city doesn’t do anything. Boo
    It would be nice if they did.
    I guess we couldn’t get Willie!
    I’d love to do that in some areas up here but I’d get shot more than likely
    Have a great time and don’t hurt your back

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    1. Yes, I live in Lakeway. It has a population of about 19,000 which is up 9,000 from ten years ago. You could ask if your city would be interested. Yes, you have to leave the couch and go down to City Hall to do that.

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  11. There is something very satisfying about picking up trash and leaving things nice and tidy.

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    1. There is for sure. 😁

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  12. another great adventure.

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    1. Thanks, Molly Shea.

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  13. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    What a wonderful event, John. It raises consciousness and creates goodwill. A perfect day for sure! BTW Always On My Mind is a favorite. I suspect I’ll be humming it all day. 😊

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    1. It is a favorite one of mine as well. Thanks, Gwen. 😊 Hum away.

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  14. A wonderful event, John, and great to end the post with Willie Nelson. 🎶

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. Tis would be my idea of a perfect day.

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  15. Great project and a nice turn out for it too.

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    1. Yes there was a good turnout.

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  16. What a wonderful thing to do! I wish more communities would come together to clean up. And I love Willie! 🙂 Thanks, John!

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    1. Thanks, Jan. I wish they would too.

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  17. You live in such a wonderful community. Nice to see the mayor out as well. Thanks for Willie.

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    1. Thanks for coming along. I like the Willie song with the hope that people keep the Earth on their mind.

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  18. That’s a LOT of picker-uppers! I imagine they were expecting lots of volunteers. Looks like a cloudy day but a worthwhile venture. Thanks, Lakeway, for doing your part — and thanks, John, for letting us tag along!

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    1. My pleasure, Debbie. Thanks for coming along.

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  19. What a splendid community activity! I do hope most of the trash got removed! Today I’m going plain and simple with the croissant and eggs!

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    1. Yes things look pretty neat. I like your choice of breakfast.

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  20. Picking up trash is a simple way we can all help. Good job, Lakeway! (And John!)

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    1. Not throwing it down in the first place would be a great start. Thanks, Jo.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Nice to see the community involved on Earth Day!

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    1. It is Denise. Thanks.

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  22. The mayor’s vest reminds me of Mel Brooks in Blazing Saddles where is suit said GOV across the back. They could have at least had one that reads, “World Class Author,” for you.

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    1. Not sure my answer went through. I should have had a vest that reads “Slacker Photo Taker.” Love Blazing Saddles

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  23. That movie causes me to laugh every time. My vest should read “slacker picture take.r”

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  24. A wonderful Earth Day event, John. It looks like you had a good day, and what a gift to the community too. 🙂

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    1. It was a good day, Diana. Thanks.

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  25. What a great way to celebrate Earth Day. It sounds like it was a wonderful event, and for such a great cause!

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Mae.

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Your community is amazing, John! I’m so impressed by the vast number of community service events that your town takes part in. It’s something that all of your citizens should take pride in because I don’t think most places are like that.

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    1. We do appreciate our neighborhood. Thanks, Pete.

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  27. That’s great, John, people volunteering to make the area a better place. 😊

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    1. Thanks, Tim. You hit the nail on the head.

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  28. A fantastic way to celebrate Earth day! You’ve got a great community there, John.

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    1. Thank you, Teri. These are terrific folks

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  29. Wow, you really celebrated. The photos really show all the effort that was put in. It’s quite impressive. Nothing like that here, I’m sorry to say.

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    1. Yeah we in small towns go in for this kind of thing. Thanks, Susannah. 😊

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      1. It’s a very nice thing and the rest of America should follow your lead. 🙂

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      2. Getting America to do anything in a unified way might be a challenge.

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  30. Wonderful, John!

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    1. Thanks, Jennie. 😊

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  31. What a great idea! The snacks look good, but I’ll have item #1 on the actual menu haha.

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    1. Good choice, Luanne.

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  32. Wonderful initiative, dear John! It is a true Earth day. Garbage is a disaster of our times created by ourselves.

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    1. So true, Maria. Sad isn’t it?

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      1. Indeed, dear John! Especially if we analyze who leaves more garbage…:-)

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      2. And radioactive material.

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  33. What a wonderful collective effort and a great way to meet community. And that menu! Now I’m hungry! 🙂

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    1. Grab a plate. Thanks for coming along.

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      1. Oh, I’d love to! 🙂

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  34. I’ll have Sweet Potato Hash, Shishito Pepper Sauce, Pickled Red Onions – gluten free, vegan.
    Lots of dark black coffee.
    Although, I LOVE GLUTEN! I also love Willie.
    A wonderful Earth Day idea. Did you gather lots of trash? Did you take any of the freebies?
    A wonderful day, all in all.

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    1. No trash and no freebees. I was making a photo record of the event.

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      1. Ah! I won’t ask for a pen, then! x

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  35. Once again I have to give kudos to your community. Such a wonderful place to live!
    Thanks for the eats and the great music, too!

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    1. Thank you for coming along, Dale.

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      1. I do enjoy the ride…

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