On Sunday, April 23rd Penrose on Mass participated in their 4th Annual Mass Ave Clean-Up. Members from the community gathered to help pick up trash, weed flower beds, and paint curbs along the mile long stretch of Mass Ave. Every year we kick off the day at 9 AM and this year we were met with extremely cold temperatures, but that didn’t stop all the amazing volunteers who showed up in record-breaking numbers to give back to their community! Each block of Mass Ave is assigned a block leader and then each block has roughly 10-15 volunteers helping to complete the work that is required. All volunteers received a Mass Ave Indy T-shirt and free transportation up and down the Ave courtesy of the Handlebar. The Handlebar is always a great time! We listen to music and socialize while getting transported to our clean up destination.
We utilize the Mass Ave Clean-Up as our Resident event for the month to encourage our Residents to get involved and help build a sense of community. It’s such a fun time giving back and meeting new people around the neighborhood. Penrose on Mass is the only apartment community that is a member of the Mass Ave Merchant Association so we really make a large impact with our presence. Randi Ireland, who is on the board of directors for Mass Ave Indy, oversees creating all the promotional material for the event and helping organize it. Fun Fact: They actually gave her a mega phone this year to help pump up the volunteers throughout the day. Needless to say, she loved it! Since her time at Penrose the event has grown in numbers over the years. This year we had over 100 volunteers come out and support; making it our largest clean up to date. The praise and recognition we received from the Mass Ave community was the cherry on top of a great day! You could tell we made an impact as the Ave looked amazing once we were finished. It’s an event many of our Residents look forward to each year, which makes us happy because we love our Mass Ave Community and our Penrose Peeps!