Archive for Thursday, April 24, 2008

PRIDE recruits volunteers for annual city clean up

April 24, 2008

A more beautiful Basehor is the goal in mind for Saturday's annual City Wide Clean Up.

Basehor PRIDE and Youth PRIDE are organizing the event, which relies on volunteers to help pick up trash along a few major streets in the area.

"We always try to have it on or around Earth Day," Chuck Wilderson, PRIDE president said.

Those interested in volunteering should bring work gloves and sturdy shoes, and meet at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 26, at the old Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 2805 N. 155th St. The cleanup usually takes about two hours and the weather is expected to be good, Wilderson said.

The day will begin with a safety meeting, then orange vests and trash bags will be passed out before volunteers get to work. Wilderson said manpower will be the key to covering as much ground as possible.

"The main emphasis will be on 155th Street," he said. "We'll also do Leavenworth Road to City Park and if we have enough help, we'll do Parallel east and west of 155th Street."

Along with the PRIDE groups, the Basehor Lions Club will be helping out and will concentrate on the longest leg of the clean up, 155th Street.

PRIDE groups across the state are encouraged to organize a community cleanup as a part of "Keep Kansas Clean So Our PRIDE Can Be Seen," an effort to not only keep the community a clean and pleasant place to live for current residents, but for visitors as well.

"It just keeps the city in a better light if we can keep the trash picked up," Wilderson said.

For more information, call Wilderson at (913) 724-1057.


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