Gillette Woods volunteers reclaim house from plant overgrowth

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The house on Melrose Avenue Extension during (left) and after (right) Gillette Woods Association volunteers’ recent efforts to clear invasive plants from the property. (photos submitted by Paula Jordan)

The Gillette Woods Association volunteers resumed their efforts to curtail kudzu and other invasive plants in the Gillette Woods community recently, working to reclaim a home from significant overgrowth.
The self-dubbed GWA “Irregulars” fell in to work at the vacant home on the Melrose Avenue Extension.
In a morning of hard work and camaraderie, the group used clippers, saws and rakes to clear out the yards, driveway and porch, which were in danger of disappearing in the overgrowth.
Participating were Cliff Joens, Jim and Kathy Wright, Barney Eiserloh, Joe Habenicht, Jim Schaefer and Mike Jordan.
If you are interested in participating in future projects or wish to learn more about the Gillette Woods Association, come to the Gillette Woods Association’s annual meeting and spring social on Saturday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at the Tryon Congregational Church, or email
– article submitted by Paula Jordan

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