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Peachtree Corners needs donations for parkway upkeep

LAWRENCEVILLE - With a budget crunch in the downturned economy leading to a cut back on mowing alongside roadways, Peachtree Corners residents are putting in an extra effort to keep their community clean.

The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association, a group that coordinates efforts in the subdivisions north of Norcross, has maintained the 17 medians along Peachtree Parkway for the past six years, spending about $28,000 to supplement the two mowings by the state.

But Debbie Mason, the chair for the Peachtree Parkway Improvement Project, wrote a letter to her community explaining that donations have dwindled at a time when the project is needed the most.

"The Parkway is the welcome mat to Peachtree Corners and we all benefit by it being properly maintained," she wrote in the letter seeking help and congratulating a local man who has helped out by picking up trash during daily walks and even taking a weed-eater to the medians.

Mason said people who donate at least $10 will receive static window clings proclaiming them a "Peachtree Parkway Partner."

People can e-mail Mason at dmason@upcca.com or purchase a cling at Interlochen Cleaners.

"The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association has looked out for Peachtree Corners for over 15 years and does an admirable job," Mason wrote. "It is time for all of us to jump on board to keep our community looking good."