With the ingenious idea to pair civic groups with
elementary school classes, the Newkirk Junior Main Street students have
found a winning formula for an annual community clean-up that our
judges called "strong" and "very impressive."
April, the 165 volunteers spent more than 250 hours bagging 124 bags of
trash and were treated to free hot dogs and hamburgers as a thank you.
Also, throughout the year, the Rotarians and the Lions worked to keep
Highway 77 clean, and Newkirk Main Street brought 150 women to a
special downtown clean-up called "Company's Coming."
With sweeping results year after year, the town of Newkirk's
spring clean-up sets a sparkling standard for all and inspires good
news for clean communities across Oklahoma.
Posted on 05/01/2003
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under