4-H picks up trash

Eric Sparling
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Caleb (left) and Nick Van Vulpen pitched in.

 

AMHERST – Brisk temperatures this morning didn’t stop the Double D 4-H club from fulfilling its commitment to clean up trash on Robert Angus Drive.

“It’s cold, it’s windy, but we all dressed for the weather and we’re doing good,” said Ben Bacon, a 15-year old who’s been with the club for six years.

Sharlene Carter-Earle. Double D’s general leader, called the event a “first annual.” She said part of 4-H’s program is community involvement: kids need to learn responsibility for themselves and their environment.

“I have a few that aren’t here,” 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.

“Yeah, it’s a good way to get out,” said Bacon. “…Help the town, do some volunteer work, help the Earth and do our part.”

esparling@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Double D

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  • Mom Jeans
    April 28, 2012 - 12:32

    WTG 4Hers!! Litterbugs take note: Don't make them have to do this next year. Keep our roads and ditches clean.

    • Beverly Dale
      April 29, 2012 - 20:33

      I live on the highway going to the little forks landfield & there is alot of trash & garbage in the ditches on the way to the landfield which never gets picked up . I believe it would be a good job for those people on wellfare & the like to help pick up or clean up the high way , they are getting money , so why not let them earn it for a good cause ..good idea don,t you think .....