The Community Foundation of Carroll County would like to say thank you to Comcast and more than 25 volunteers for helping to tackle numerous spring cleaning jobs at the Taneytown History Museum at the 13th Comcast Cares Day on April 26.
The event is the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort. Comcast has reached important milestones, including 3 million volunteer hours and half a million volunteers since Comcast Cares Days started in 2001.
The sight of so many volunteers of all ages working together to prepare the museum's new home for its grand opening later this year was truly inspiring. Several of the ladies prepared hot dogs, salads, chips, sweets and drinks for all those hard workers.
The deck on the house was power washed and painted. The flower beds were cleaned of their winter debris, uncovering tulips, poppies, daffodils and iris. All the beds got a fresh cover of mulch.
Not to be outdone by the outside team, several volunteers washed windows and cleaned blinds and woodwork. The house was beautiful to start with, but now it shines.
Comcast and the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. share a common goal, that of an ongoing commitment to the community. This public/private partnership enabled the museum to make a huge step toward the grand opening of its new home at 340 E. Baltimore St. in Taneytown, which is sure to be another gem in Taneytown's crown of excellence.
Audrey Cimino is the executive director of the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc.