City to mark Public Works Day on Saturday

The City of Waynesboro Public Works Day ’12 is a one-day event taking place on Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the city’s former landfill location at 300 N. Winchester Avenue, just off of Delphine Avenue and Sixth Street, behind the Recycling Center.

This will mark the 13th year that the Waynesboro Department of Public Works has celebrated National Public Works Week with a special Saturday event.

Public Works Week is an annual nationwide event signed into law by John F. Kennedy in 1962 to help educate people of the vital role of local public works departments. This year the City will provide a unique departure from our typical event of the past decade. Our theme will be: Discovering Community Assets.

Our goal is to add to the sense of community in Waynesboro by providing a venue for partnership to promote thoughtful community asset management. We will kick off the day’s events with a cooperative planting of meadow wildflowers on the top of the former landfill site. In addition, more than 100 acres of adjacent trails will be open for the day so that the public can experience this community asset. In addition to planting and hiking activities, Public Works Day offers a unique blend of hands-on activities for children and informational presentations for adults. We hope that citizens and visitors will enjoy the day and discover and learn about a wide variety of Waynesboro’s community assets.

For more information call (540) 942-6624 or visit www.waynesboro.va.us.


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