Spring cleaning everywhere
It is a time-honored tradition when the first sight of spring comes upon us.
That becomes the time when we take that rite of passage into the new season, dust off our brooms, mops and cleaning supplies and toss out things of old.
It is the time of spring cleaning.
Monday, with temperatures nearing 70 degrees and Rutherford County Schools out for the beginning of Spring Break, it was the perfect time for residents to start the process of clearing out garages, cleaning out basements and shuffling wardrobes for the coming of warmer weather.
This is a good time to remember that it isn't just our homes that need some sprucing up.
Looking along the roadways of Rutherford County, one may notice additional clutter ranging from fast food wrappers and cups to empty boxes and various other debris.
This is not the presentation that we want to give people coming to or planning to stay in Rutherford County.
Just like with our homes, it is a sense of pride. A sense of caring out our surroundings and their appearance.
You don't want guests coming to your home only to see it littered with debris. This should be the same for people coming to our county.
You want to show people that you care about your home so, the same needs to be true about our community. Showing people trash along our highways and by-ways sends a signal that we don't care about our appearance and have little pride in where we live.
We understand that is not the case in Rutherford County. We all do care about where we live and how it looks.
Not throwing trash out of your car while driving down the road is a first step in taking pride in our community.
We live in a great area filled with lovely views of the mountains, pristine water views and fantastic downtown areas.
It would be a shame to take all of that for granted just because of few individuals who find it best to dispose of their trash on our roadways.
Just like with our homes, it is incumbent upon each and every one of us to take pride in the looks of our community. This means our streets, sidewalks and other areas.
Taking that personal responsibility is something we all should take perspective of and grab hold of for the betterment of our community.
By Matthew Clark, for the Editorial Board
The Daily Courier Editorial Board consists of community members Jerry Brewer, Kyle Bingham, Tom Padgett, Dr. Shermaine Surratt and Cliff Strassenburg as well as Editor Matthew Clark