VIDEO: Why We Cleaned the Hacienda

Close to 400 volunteers contributed to an effort to spruce up the historic downtown landmark.

A flock of folks gathered to clean up the Hacienda Hotel in downtown New Port Richey Saturday.

Close to 350 volunteers signed up to participate in the event. They were joined by city staff and city council members, which raised the tally.

Volunteers performed work throughout the property. Some spruced up the courtyard. Some stripped carpet from the hotel’s living/social room inside the entrance facing Main Street. Some sweeped the living room, guest rooms,  hallways and second floor balcony.  Some covered the outer walls of the building with primer. Others worked on the roof.

Want to know why some decided to devote their Saturday morning to the cleanup? Watch our video for interviews with the volunteers. Post your own comments and photos on the cleanup here.

For more on the cleanup, see our article.

Spellbinding Sherry January 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM
a great effort. a great response. I am blessed to call NPR home. THANKS everyone!
Sherman Applegate January 14, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Thank You to all those who participated in this great day... You have provin that you have not forgot the meaning of " Community " I'm proud to work and live in this great City! I look forward to seeing more of you more often as we move forward!


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