This Sunday, July 12, 2020, Armani Valentino, founder of #BuyBackTheBlock Texarkana, plans to continue to bring hope to the neighborhood that shaped him and many others. He has led numerous small independent cleanups in the Rose Hill area since his return to the city in late 2016. Sunday's cleanup will be the largest community led cleanup in Rose Hill in many years.
Valentino says, "When I grew up in Rose Hill, it was clean, and people kept their yards mowed. They picked up the little trash that the wind would blow from time to time, but they never purposely trashed the community. They took pride in being from Rose Hill. It was a great place to be and I hope this cleanup will inspire others to want to make Rose Hill clean again and keep it that way."
Lowe's, Waste Management, Langford Roofing, Believe in Beverly, The Rose Hill Neighborhood Association, The Scholars, Faith Love & Hope, and individuals in the community contributed in some way to help make the cleanup successful.
The cleanup will start @9:30am and volunteers will meet up at Tiger Stadium formerly known as Grim Stadium. If you'd like to participate, show up ready to work and have a great time.