Fourteen Rotary Club of Ann Arbor road waste warriors were once again smiled upon by the Highway Gods with a sun-kissed sky on Saturday, April 17, 2021 for the State of Michigan Adopt-A-Highway trash pickup on the 2.1 mile stretch of I-94 between State Street and Platt Road. Fueled with Washtenaw Dairy donuts provided by President Pierson, the road waste warriors picked up trash at the same breakneck speed as the metal hulks hurtling past them on the highway. The attack on roadway blight resulted in the collection of 61 bags of trash, assorted car parts, hubcaps, pieces of tires, numerous masks, a wig, an iPhone, a boogie board, and a handgun magazine full of hollow point ammunition, which was promptly collected by the Michigan State Police.
After a short debriefing back at the Kensington Hotel parking lot, a much missed Rotary style luncheon was enjoyed by Club members who truly live Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.” They helped enhance the Club’s public image by driving home the point that Rotary knows where the rubber meets the road.
An expression of heartfelt gratitude to all who contributed to the successful day:
Mary Steffeck Blaske