The Westgate Central Neighborhood Association hosted its first 2022 Neighborhood Clean-Up on Saturday, March 26th. Neighborhood residents, code enforcement officers, Lakeland policemen, and city employees convened at the Missionary Assembly of God Church on Montana Avenue to discuss the plan of action and distribute supplies and plants. Volunteers spent four hours from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm elevating the neighborhood and picking up trash. They also engaged in positive conversations with residents as they passed out free flowers to plant around their homes — all in a unified effort to uplift the community and bring people together.
This is the second Little Free Library for Jesse Keen Elementary sponsored by the Westgate Central Neighborhood. After a lot of effort and work put in by the Westgate Central Neighborhood Association, school faculty and the Neighborhood Outreach Office, the students now have a easily accessible Little Free Library right at the student walkers entrances where they can take and leave books. These have been a success so far and we hope to work with the L.F.L. Subcommittee of the N.A.C. to help distribute many more.