When Jimmy Ciaccio, owner of , drives to work everyday, he can’t help but notice the overgrowth on the curbs along the golf course of the.
That prompted Ciaccio and his stepson, Taylor True, along with Gary Spidel and his son, Kyle Spidel, to take action.
“I drive through here everyday, and I live here,” Ciaccio said. “I have a business here and believe me, this is just something that has been long overdue. The budgets are not there, and we just wanted to get it done for the community. It’s been fun.”
The four spent Dec. 13 and 14 edging along the curbs near holes 11 and 12, killing the overgrown weeds, and cleaning off the sand and mud that started to build up in the grass and on the curbs.
According to True, the curbs around holes 11 and 12 were so overgrown and full of weeds, that it was noticeable to him and other people in the community.
“The grass growing over on the curb just looked terrible,” he said. “We wanted to make it look cleaner for the community. Everyone is out here golfing everyday, and no one wants to see it like that. It looks better and looks like we take pride in the community by doing it.”
Ciaccio said he thinks other business owners in the area should help clean up the community.
“The work we have done benefits all of us, it really does,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what organization comes out to help, it just matters that people in the community want to make it better and want to help. Once you see it from the beginning and then see it now after we did this work, you can appreciate it.”
Ciaccio said he has been thinking of forming a group of volunteers in the Temple Terrace community that would continue to help clean up around town.
“This is a lot of work, and we can’t just clean it all up once,” he said. “We have to maintain it, and like I said before, with budget cuts and all that, the community needs our help.”