The Auburn-Opelika area has cleaned up in terms of tidiness,
according to Alice.com, an online marketplace for household cleaning goods.
Check out Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller’s appearance on Today Shows Hoda and Kathie Lee segment.
In an online survey conducted by the e-commerce store,
Auburn-Opelika finished second among the Top 40 Cleanest Cities in America,
coming in just behind top-ranked Knoxville, Tenn.
Auburn-Opelika spends an average of $59.79 each month per
household on sprays, powders and other cleaning agents used to keep homes fresh,
according to an article appearing on the TIME magazine website.
Among the cleaning items residents are buying are dishwasher
and toilet cleaners, bleach and heavy-duty sponges, according to Alice.com.
“Naturally we’re pleased with the honor,” said Opelika Mayor
Gary Fuller, who was pleased to hear the city mentioned on the NBC Today Show
hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. “Our citizens take a great deal of
civic pride in the appearance of our community. We want Opelika to look nice for
us as well as visitors that come to our town.”
Fuller is drafting a letter inviting Gifford and Kotb to
attend the Christmas in a Railroad Town and Victorian Front Porch Tour events
Kay Recknor, president of the Auburn Beautification Council,
attributes the honor to community involvement between the beautification council
and the city of Auburn.
“It’s neighbor working with neighbor,” Recknor said.
Keep Opelika Beautiful director Tipi Miller agrees.
“I am thrilled with the idea that citizens in Auburn and
Opelika take part in cleanliness, realizing that whether it’s their household,
their yard, business or the roadside, that they understand the importance of
keeping it clean,” Miller said.
For a list of the Top 40 Cleanest Cities in America, according
to Alice.com, visit blog.alice.com/cleanest-cities-infographic/.