Today eight of the Junior Fellows took to the downtown to help clean up our community at Spring Clean hosted by Huntsville Main Street. Main Street, of course, is a great City department that helps promote our beautiful and historic downtown.
Director Kim McAuliffe, Assistant Jessica Carmona, and Intern Megan Wilkinson all did a great job hosting this event. It’s a pleasure to work with them, and the Junior Fellows have made Spring Clean a staple in their spring calendar, volunteering for six years running.
The Junior Fellows were assigned to a block on the south side of the square, where we picked up trash and teamed with Dave Zellar to plant six crape myrtle trees on University Avenue…
…and a Magnolia tree in Rather Park.
We particularly enjoyed the opportunity to plant trees, which allowed us to beautify the downtown. Along with the planting of the Magnolia tree in the park, the Junior Fellows uncovered many artifacts from the Rather home—pieces of hand-blown glass, a silver spoon, and pieces of pots and other crockery.
Following our morning of mild labor, we stopped for lunch at Farmhouse Sweets & Eats. Farmhouse Sweets & Eats is a local gem, featuring an old fashion soda machine, soups made fresh daily, burgers and sandwiches, and wonderful deserts. We highly recommend the Poblano soup, the Reuben sandwich, and the pulled pork sandwich.
It was a great meal, capping off an enjoyable morning of community service with Huntsville Main Street.