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Adopt-A-Road Program shows civic pride

Don McCune Library workers

From left, Clint McCune, Zane McCune, Grace McCune, Mara Garrity, and Linda McCune work on the stretch of road they have "adopted."
Photo by April Mackey.

Adopt-A-Road program by Matt Schroeder
A stretch of road in Woodinville is cleaner this week after the efforts of new participants in the Woodinville Adopt-A-Road program.
   Four times a year, employees of the Don McCune Library will be cleaning the section of the old Woodinville-Snohomish Road that runs along the railroad tracks from NE 175th up to the stop light.
   Private businesses who are part of the program take responsibility for cleaning up roads that the city cannot afford to clean regularly. The city provides safety equipment and erects a sign declaring the road officially adopted by the organization.
   Other local participants in the Adopt-A-Road program include the Woodinville City Council, Woodinville Sign, Northshore YMCA, and the Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District.
   "The program is for people who feel good by doing good," said Linda McCune. "The benefits are purely philanthropic. You get a feeling of pride, and when you drive past it, you can't help but think, 'That's my road.'"
   For more information, or to enroll your organization, call Lane Youngblood at Woodinville City Hall at 489-2700.