And this Saturday will be the perfect opportunity to tidy the area up with the annual City-wide Cleanup. The event is slated to run from 9 a.m.-noon, with participating groups and organizations set to meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Harmon Park Youth Center. According to event organizers, the cleanup will take place rain or shine.
During Monday’s council meeting, members declared April 17 as City-wide Cleanup day. The city along with the Point Pleasant in Bloom organization is hosting this year’s cleanup. Volunteers are still needed and various groups, such as 4-H or scouts, are encouraged to participate. High School students will receive community service hours for their participation.
Trash bags and gloves will be provided for all participants. According to Denny Bellamy, event organizer, the cleanup will focus on tiding up the city’s parks and streets. As an incentive to participate in the cleanup, the group that picks up the most trash will receive $100 from an anonymous donor.
The City-wide cleanup is part of West Virginia’s Make it Shine statewide cleanup campaign. Make it Shine focuses on improving local parks, public spaces, waterways, hiking trails, sidewalks and streets.
In another effort to emphasis a clean community, the Tu-Endie-Wei Garden Club will start the “Yard of the Month” series beginning at the end of April.
For more information, call the Mason County Tourism Center at 304-675-6788.