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April 10, 2013

Mike Sakal, Public Information Officer                 

Office:  623-882-7053;

                Numbers going up in Historic Goodyear Neighborhood


       Eagle Scout candidate to oversee address painting project in neighborhood’s alleyways


             Numbers are going up in the Historic Goodyear Neighborhood. Address numbers, that is.

As part of a project to achieve the prestigious designation of Eagle Scout, Daniel Benvenuto of Boy Scout Troop No. 292 in partnership with the city of Goodyear’s “Dress for Success" Initiative, is overseeing a volunteer address number painting project on the fences in the alleyways of the Historic Goodyear Neighborhood on Saturday, April 13.

Daniel, 14, is a sophomore at Arizona Agri-Business and Equine Center in Avondale and his Troop meets at the Goodyear Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Scoutmaster Dwayne King. Daniel will be leading about 20 of his fellow troop members and friends in painting address numbers at 65 residences starting at 8 a.m. in front of the Goodyear Municipal Pool, 430 East Loma Linda Boulevard on Saturday. The project will fill a vital need with a goal of creating conditions that will assist public safety personnel when responding to the needs of citizens and to create a “sense of place” for our Historic Goodyear residents.

“I’m excited to do this project,” said Daniel, who has been buying paint supplies this week. “I’m just hoping to make this community safer. We want the people in the neighborhood to know we care about them and they’re not overlooked.”

The address numbers will be added along La Vista and La Paz drives as well as La Mar and La Canada boulevards.

Overall, The Historic Goodyear Neighborhood is bordered by Van Buren Street to the north, Yuma Road to the south, Litchfield Road to the west and La Hoya and La Canada along Central and Loma Linda to the east. The neighborhood consists of a wide range of home styles that were built from the early 1940s to the early 1970s.

“Having address numbers will be important,” said Diane Crone, who serves on the Historic Goodyear Neighborhood Alliance’s Board of Directors and has lived in the neighborhood for 37 years. “Having the numbers will be important for emergency crews and utilities companies that often come through the alleyways. It’s going to benefit everybody. It should go a long way in helping us out.”

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