Hey Ragsters, Jim Grant and I were down at the Veteran’s Memorial yesterday to clean. Here’s the results…
Only two people showed up to help clean the marshmallow mess off the veterans memorial. In the heat of day, we worked for one full hour before calling it quits. The task is simply too large for two people to complete in a reasonable amount of time. However, in just one hour, the two of us were able to make quite a noticeable difference in about 20 square feet. And we learned some good stuff along the way.
First of all, the goop, which now resembles tar, comes up rather easily with just warm water (NO SOAP) a bristle brush, and a scraping tool such as a putty knife. If we could get about 5 or 6 more volunteers, we could have the whole memorial cleaned up in under an hour. More information to follow about another planned clean up. Probably next Saturday.
You can obviously see an extreme difference between what we cleaned, and what the rest of the memorial still looks like. We even had a few veterans come by and voice their disgust at the condition of the memorial site, and they thanked us for doing something about it. Although the compliments are appreciated, I/we would much rather have a little extra help.