A silly name for what has proven to be lots of fun, but is not silly at all! In case you haven't passed our signs over the past 4 years, Single Friends is the proud, legal parents of 2 miles of road. That's right...we've officially adopted an Illinois highway!!!
Four times per year, we become loving parental caretakers for our baby, Rt. 131 (so cute now that he's teething!). This is our first clean-up of our FIFTH year, and we need YOUR help! It's always a hoot, and the MORE volunteers we have, the faster it goes. With 16 or so, the entire project will take less than 2 hours.
ALSO, if you have one of those stick-grabber thingies, please bring it...they really make the job so much easier! (I have 3 extras to share.)
It's really very streamlined, because we are given snazzy neon green printed vests, day-glo orange bags and gloves, and every time we fill up a bag we just tie it off and leave it right there, wherever it becomes full. Then I call the Illinois Department of Transportation and they come the next day and pick up all our bags. We have a contest to see who finds the absolute weirdest item, some of which have included a real wig, a Wisconsin check for $50 (which we later returned to its owner), a condom, a bra, some panties, two DVD jackets for Spanish porn flicks, men's underwear, an airtight container of primo pot with a pipe, and FOUR bungee cords in perfect shape. Fun! :-)
Our stretch is IL Rt. 131 (Green Bay Road), from Sunset Avenue in Waukegan, north to Beach Road, past the Waukegan Airport (free plane-watching!), where we end at Orchard Hills Golf Course and Country Club. We'll meet first at my house about 2 miles away so we can hit the road (literally) together! Once finished, we head over to the BRAND NEW giant outdoor patio at Fatman's Pizza Pub for sustenance and libations, which is lively and fun!
In case of rain, we'll bump it to a new date. Our two giant, super-pretty signs are UP and look GREAT! There is NO MEETUP FEE for this project, so come on out and get some fresh air and exercise...all while talkin' trash with your homeys!