|Village, Chamber, School help Wauneta clean up its streets|
|Written by Wauneta Breeze|
|Wednesday, 15 May 2013 21:18|
A group of Wauneta-Palisade fifth and sixth graders pose for a picture with their cans of pop from the Wauneta Chamber after returning from picking up trash around town. Students pictured include front row seated on the ground, Evan Nordhausen, Dakota Ingold, Harlee Jahn, Jessica Ehm, middle row standing and seated on ledge, Steven Allen, Alex Stehno, Peyton Sramek, Gunner Goings, Cord Lee, Dennis Cavanaugh, Justus Layman, Joel Maris, Duncan Rector, back row, Tommy Bley, Hannah Lovell, Hayley Echols, Ty Duvel, Dalton Harchelroad, Destiny Sepeda, Michaela Dukes, Paxton Gleason, Ashley Knotts, Shanel Barnard, Tucker Boos, Ben Anderjaska and Luke Blackman. (Sheri Hink-Wagner | The Wauneta Breeze)
By Sheri Hink-Wagner
The Wauneta Breeze
The annual village cleanup has gotten a strong start thanks to collaborative efforts of the village, Chamber and school.
On May 2 Village of Wauneta staff went around town and picked up residents’ unwanted items, free of charge.
They picked up a rolloff plus a 12-yard dump truck worth of household waste and also numerous unwanted appliances, enough to fill three dump trucks and five dump trucks of wood waste.
Then, Monday, May 13 the Chamber and Wauneta-Palisade Schools teamed up to pick up trash around town. W-P students at the Wauneta Attendance Center picked up trash around town during part of the afternoon.
To reward them for their efforts, the Wauneta Chamber gave each student a can of pop upon their return to the school after picking up trash.
The Chamber organizes the trash pickup each year as part of the Great American Cleanup, part of Keep America Beautiful’s community improvement program.
Park cleanup scheduled for May 20
The Village of Wauneta has one more community clean up activity planned for next Monday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m. MT/ 11:00 a.m. CT.
Monday morning village equipment and staff will be available to assist community volunteers in cleaning up the village park.
The village is asking people to come clean up their decorative flower plots at the park as well as asking volunteers to come help clean up other areas of the park.