Kremlin, Oklahoma, is gleaming these days thanks
largely to the efforts of The Wildhorse Gang, a group of activists
ranging in age from six to 16. What started as an aluminum can
recycling fundraiser nine years ago has grown to include clean-up
services for area events, litter clean-up along several miles of
highway, handsome wooden welcome signs, and the conversion of public
lots from debris collectors to wildflower gardens.
Each member of the group has adopted a new park bench and
has pledged to maintain the appearance of the area around it. Also,
several litter collection barrels dot the community where none existed
before the Wildhorse Gang came along.
| Zachary, Joey, Alicia, Sean and Caleb delighted the KOB banquet audience with their acceptance speeches. They are members of the Wildhorse Gang from Kremlin, Oklahoma who took home a Youth Award of Excellence in 2001
Behind the scenes, the kids
successfully enlist other organizations, city government, businesses
and individuals to expand the impact of their environmental projects.
The judges saluted their work for its “opportunity to appreciate the
environment and develop pride, leadership and stewardship.” THE WILDHORSE GANG IS GALLOPING GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S ENVIRONMENT!
Posted on 05/01/2001
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under