"To achieve a cleaner and more beautiful community through the education and involvement of its citizens."
Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful (“KRFB”) is a local affiliate of the national nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful (“KAB”). Through the sponsorship of many events and initiatives each year, KRFB encourages local citizens to clean up, beautify and improve their neighborhoods, thereby creating healthier, safer and more livable community environments.
What's coming UP?
The Farmers Market opens again on Wednesday, June 5th from 7:00 until 10:00 a.m. You can park downtown, behind the Library, or near the Stadium and walk or bike on the scenic Ridge Ferry Trail. Music by the New Coosa Valley Boys from 8:30 until 10:00. FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS. We'll be serving coffee, juice, and breakfast bars, and providing a re-usable bag so you can purchase fresh, locally grown produce at the Farmer's Market. Please join us!
It was a rare SUNNY day on Tuesday, May 7 for the 122 students from Rome Middle School participating in our Avenue A Historic District Neighborhood Focus. Commissioners Buzz Wachsteter and Jamie Doss kicked things off by greeting the crowd and getting them excited about the day.
Volunteers Preston Peck, Welton Pruitt, and Jim & Lynda Kerscher helped the students paint over graffiti under the Turner McCall Bridge.
Students played Bingo and sang in the courtyard at the High Rise; they decorated cookies and walked with residents at Riverwood Retirement; they hosted a worm release in the therapy garden at Network Day Service Center and enjoyed an educational walking tour of our levee systems with Brian Roberts and Ben Winkelman. Roy Willingham showed off some of the interesting feautures of the Police Department's Mobile Command Unit. Ted Edwards created an Architecture Scavenger Hunt and described the significance of an historic designation for a neighborhood.
May is Historic Preservation Month and this year's theme is "See! Save! Celebrate!" Chris Chaperon and Adam Parker from Atlanta Gourmet Mushroom came by to talk the students about the virtures of mushrooms! It was a great day.
The teachers at Rome Middle are wonderful, capable, smart and caring - our students are lucky to have them. A big thank you to Pam Roberts and Ralph White for organizing the community room at the High Rise and picking up the Chick-Fil-A sandwiches! This day takes a lot of planning - thanks to everyone who helped make it possible (Public Works folks . . .) Enjoy the photos!