Church volunteers help Enos Park group reclaim house
By Chris Dettro
The State Journal-Register
July 13, 2012
The 20 or so youthful visitors from Pennsylvania and Virginia were wearing gloves Friday afternoon, despite the 92-degree heat.
They needed them because they were cleaning out an accumulation of trash, clothing and household goods — including dishes with food still in them — that had been simmering inside a vacant house at 843 N. Eighth St. for the past three years.
Steve Combs, president of the Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Association, jokes around with a volunteer as they removed a couch from a vacant house purchased by the Enos Park Development in the 800 block of North 8th Street in the Enos Park neighborhood, Friday, July 13, 2012, in Springfield, Ill.