Eighty-seven volunteers spread throughout Southport to clean up the city during the 11th Annual Keep Southport Beautiful Day on April 18. Not only did they fill a dump truck equal to a 30 yard dumpster with debris from the city, they helped two elderly residents remove limbs from their yard.
Volunteers included Boy Scout Troop 120, Cub Scout Pack 120, Daisy Girl Scout Troop 917, members of Bethel Church, residents, neighbors, city officials and friends of Southport. Joan Miller, owner of 40 Minute Cleaners president of the Greater Southside Business Alliance furnished the refreshments and drinks for the clean-up.
“I want to thank all those who helped,” coordinator Duane Langreck wrote in an email after the event. “They did a wonderful job. The city is a cleaner place today and shows we have pride and what we can accomplish when we a work together. Thanks again to Everyone.”
With the sunshine and warm weather, organizers couldn’t have asked for a better day!