On May 19th the community came together to give much needed attention to the Peters Park Community off Elmdale Road. Nestled between Tucker Industrial Road and Fellowship Road in the Tucker-Northlake Community Improvement District, this historic residential community established in the 1940s has faced of years of illegal dumping an inattention.

When residents began reaching out and connecting with City leaders and other groups, there was no question that the time was right to join hands. Over 75 volunteers were involved on Saturday morning and an entire roll off dumpster was filled before noon.

Keep DeKalb Beautiful provided trash bags, gloves, and trash pickers. Optech, through the City of Tucker, provided a truck and dumpster and Jacobs Engineering provided lunch for everyone that afternoon in William McKinley Peters Park. It was a morning of community improvement at the most important level, working side by side, strengthening relationships, setting expectations, and lifting together for the common good.