Caleb (left) and Nick Van Vulpen pitched in.
AMHERST ‚Äď Brisk temperatures this morning didn‚Äôt stop the Double D 4-H club from fulfilling its commitment to clean up trash on Robert Angus Drive.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs cold, it‚Äôs windy, but we all dressed for the weather and we‚Äôre doing good,‚ÄĚ said Ben Bacon, a 15-year old who‚Äôs been with the club for six years.
Sharlene Carter-Earle. Double D‚Äôs general leader, called the event a ‚Äúfirst annual.‚ÄĚ She said part of 4-H‚Äôs program is community involvement: kids need to learn responsibility for themselves and their environment.
‚ÄúI have a few that aren‚Äôt here,‚ÄĚ she said, but most members braved the chilly weather to pitch in.
The group had the use of a pickup to haul the junk away, compliments of one of their leaders, Alan Pipes. And Pizza Delight was feeding the kids once their task was completed, compliments of Keith MacIntosh.
‚ÄúYeah, it‚Äôs a good way to get out,‚ÄĚ said Bacon. ‚Äú‚Ä¶Help the town, do some volunteer work, help the Earth and do our part.‚ÄĚ