Rockaway Beach Extreme Makeover Weekend
A group of citizens in Rockaway Beach have been meeting for the purpose of community development. The citizens decided the first project this group would focus on would be to host a clean-up Rockaway Beach event. The purpose of this project is to foster community pride in ownership, unite the community by showing a willingness to work with others and with outside mentors to improve the long-term viability of Rockaway Beach. This event will consist of volunteers from the city of Rockaway Beach, Bridge of Faith Community Church, local businesses, area churches, and Branson area businesses that believe in the revitalization of Rockaway Beach. The project will be lead by local citizen and pastor of Bridge of Faith Community Church, Jonathan McGuire. This event will focus on Hwy 176 or Main street of Rockaway Beach from the corner of 176 and EE to the East end of 176 and EE. Areas of focus will be on the city park, community garden, and Pizza Cellar. Projects entail landscape maintenance, litter pickup, general cleaning, painting, and planting. This will take place on April 25th through the 27th. On Friday and Saturday, at 9:00 a.m. volunteers will gather at the Rockaway Beach city park to sign in and report to their assigned work zones. At 11:30 we will once again gather in the Rockaway Beach city park for lunch provided by Amvets Post 78. After lunch, its back to work to put the finishing touches on the morning’s projects. All Projects will be completed by 3:00 p.m. Sunday the day will begin at 11:30 in the city park with lunch being provided. At 1:00 p.m., its back to work to finish up the weekend’s projects. All projects will be completed by 4:00 p.m.
At the end of the weekend, numerous volunteers will have “Made over” Rockaway Beach into the beautiful city we all love.