See an empty, discarded pop can on the side of the road. See a wind-blown plastic bag stuck in a bush. See a piece of paper that’s drifted against a fence. It shouldn’t be there. So, please pick it up.
Groups of Missouri Valley College students and other volunteers will be helping once again in the annual Take Pride in Marshall Litter Pickup Day on Saturday, April 13.
Organizer David Kemm said registration for the event, which marks its 32nd year, starts at 9 a.m., with volunteers meeting in the city offices parking lot and then fanning out at 9:30 a.m. to clean-up litter in the community.
Kemm said that members of the volunteer effort will be coming from the Missouri Stream Team, Adopt-A-Highway group, MVC Football team, MVC Non-Profit Leadership Alliance, 4-H Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and other organizations and groups. MVC students have participated annually for many years.
Kemm said after the effort to “make Marshall glitter with no litter,” a picnic party in Indian Hills Park will be held in appreciation of the volunteers. He said hamburgers, beans, potato chips, and five large cakes will be part of the picnic. Workers also will be treated to many prizes that are donated by Marshall area merchants, Kemm said.
Kemm said last year’s clean-up effort involved 280 to 300 volunteers. The efforts of all who are interested in helping on Saturday, April 13, is greatly appreciated, he said.