Lilburn Post Office Gets a Facelift

Community volunteers join post office employees to beautify the front entrance

Post office employees, members of the GFWC Lilburn Woman's Club (LWC) and a handful of other community volunteers took time out of their busy week to give the entrance to the Lilburn Post Office an inexpensive facelift.  

The new Lilburn Postmaster Jeff Keever was joined by his brother David and several other employees who all agreed that this needed to be done for some time, they just needed someone to pull a plan together and take charge.

That's when Susan Hendricks, the LWC Conservation Co-Chairman heard about the project and starting asking around for volunteers and materials that could be used to kick off the project.   After locating a landscaping company outside of Lilburn that was giving away free pine straw (unbaled) the plan started coming together.  

"What we've accomplished on this first day was awesome" stated Hendricks, "but we still have a long way to go and we will need additional volunteers to come out and help us continue the effort on Saturday morning."

The group will be back out at the Post Office this coming Saturday morning to continue to prune, edge, trim, plant, etc.   If you are interested in lending a hand, just bring your gloves and clippers or other appropriate garden tools and be there this Saturday, June 23rd from 9:30am to 11:30am. 








Gerald McDowell June 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM
What a great service - thanks for all you do LWC.
Ben June 21, 2012 at 11:27 AM
We Pay Taxes to the US Goverment to this type of Work, at each & Every Post Office, In the US, The Lilburn Women's Club is NOT suppose to Keep up the Landscaping, Lawn & Shrub Care, at the Lilburn or any other Post Office. They could do better at other things than waste People's Time & there Money, on things like this.
Mandy McManus June 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Ben, How wrong you are! This is EXACTLY the type of project the Lilburn Woman's Club should be working on. We are in a recession and the Post Office is taking a pretty hard hit. There are no funds for our Post Office to have any landscaping done, it has already been applied for and denied. That is why LWC and other volunteer groups have taken this project on. And no money has been spent. Great Job Lilburn Woman's Club!
johnny crist June 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM
My hat is off to the Lilburn Woman's Club! Thank you for serving our community well! Thank you for seeing a need and fixing it! Johnny Crist Mayor City of Lilburn
Pat Gabilondo June 21, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Well said Mandy and Johnny! No dollars were spent and the majority of volunteers were Post Office employees working off the clock to improve the image and the environment for themselves and others. More volunteers and pine straw are needed for Saturday morning........Even if you can't garden, drop off a bale of pine straw if you'd like to contribute. Every little bit helps!
Gail June 21, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Ben, there is such a thing as community pride, and if more of our citizens had this, there would be fewer blighted areas for the LWC to try to fix up.
Robert Thomas. Sr. June 22, 2012 at 03:01 AM
I appreciate the good work these volunteers are doing, but when we speak about the government having no money, keep in mind that it is spending $22 billion each month on the failed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, while it claims falsely that the USPS, because it "lost" $7 billion last year must be severely pruned, but not a word about pruning the suffocating federal bureaucracy, only postmen and forest rangers, some of those who most directly serve the public. Again, I appreciate the work and civic mindedness of the volunteers, but don't let the feds sell you their lies. Another needed improvement at the Lilburn PO, which the Obama administration might have paid for out of the stimulus money (instead of streetcars to nowhere in Atlanta), would have been a left turn lane coming out of Postal Way - how many hours total would that have saved Lilburnites, but if your frustration level about that left turn becomes too high, once you make it, maybe you can lower it on the new Atlanta $65 million streetcar to nowhere.
Pat Gabilondo June 22, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Robert, I very much understand your frustrations with government bureaucracy and the broader picture that you are painting. In this particular scenario, the project really isn't about whether or not we believe the feds, it's about local citizens taking action to improve their collective shared environment. Be sure to vote on July 31st and let your voice be heard about the transportation dollar issues!
Gail Lane June 22, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I think it is amazing that this project was taken on by people who care about the quality of their environment and the presentation of their city. Well done!


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