Charlotte County Democratic Party and Charlotte County Democratic Club members would normally be marching in Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day parades on Monday, January 18th, but the COVID pandemic has caused the cancellation of these activities.
To commemorate this occasion as a National Day of Service, the Charlotte County Democratic Club will perform trash clean-up for the Charlotte County Adopt A Road project along a one mile stretch of Olean Blvd in Port Charlotte. Participants will meet at 10 AM in front of club headquarters in Sunnydell Plaza, 3596 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte.
At 11 AM, Charlotte County Democrats will perform a comparable trash clean-up on Peachland Blvd from Loveland to Harbor Blvd in Port Charlotte. They will meet at the Publix Super Market at Peachland Promenade, 24051 Peachland Blvd in Port Charlotte.
At both activities (held weather permitting), the respective organizations will provide safety vests, garbage bags and garbage grabbers. Social distancing and face masks protocols will be followed. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items which will be collected and donated to local food pantries, desperately struggling to meet the need during this economic and health crisis.
All interested, civic-minded members of our community are encouraged to join one of these two activities. To ensure an adequate supply of vests and grabbers, please indicate your participation by pre-registering at https://www.mobilize.us/charlottecountydec/event/369147 for the 10 AM activity or https://www.mobilize.us/charlottecountydec/event/368946 for the 11 AM activity.