Thank You Jan. 27 GPPA Scenic Drive Volunteers – Good Job, Good Time!

January 28, 2018

By Les Conklin|
Photographs by Cindy Lee & Peter Cherry


Thank you volunteers, Carvalho’s and Scottsdale for your continued support!  

A long-standing area tradition continued on Saturday, January 27th. Neighbors, who live along or near Scottsdale’s Scenic Drive, gathered to clear roadside litter along North Scottsdale Road from Carefree Highway south to Happy Valley Road, a distance of 6 1/2 miles. After the cleanup, breakfast was sponsored by Ruth and Phil Marsteller, owners of Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen. Volunteers gathered at the restaurant to meet new volunteers and catch up on local and personal news.  As the cleanup event progressed, Cindy Lee and Peter Cherry created the photo journal shown below.

The cleanups, which began 22 years ago, are organized by the Greater Pinnacle Peak Association (GPPA) and conducted by Friends of the Scenic Drive, a corps of volunteers, which works to preserve and enhance Scottsdale’s Scenic Drive, a.k.a. Desert Foothills Scenic Drive, which was established by area residents in 1963.

We look forward to seeing you in April for the next cleanup and gathering at Carvalho’s.

Photo Journal – Jan. 27, 2018 Scenic Drive Cleanup


Edie Shannon, Carol Myers, Kathy & Marty Cambal


Roadside Cleanup Volunteers Sign-in


Councilman David Smith & Kathy Cambal


Diana & David Smith


Evan Haft, GPPA Board Member


Beth Ballmann


Michael Ballmann


Don Doherty, GPPA Board Member


Dian & Bob Flach


Bill Scott


Lynn & Bill Schuttenberg


Catch of the Day by David Smith


Michael & Beth Ballmann at Carvalho’s Brazilian Kitchen post-cleanup breakfast


Susan Fark, Carol Myers, Judy Conklin, Kathy Cambal, Jim & Dian Flach


Prizes Drawing – Breakfast at Carvalho’s


Carvalho’s Host & Owner Phil Marsteller, Jim Smith, Bill Scott


Councilman David Smith & GPPA Board President Les Conklin

Related Articles  & Websites

EXTRA! Special Scenic Drive Roadside Cleanup, Sat., January 27th  Article

Scenic Drive Information Directory  Article

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