about hard workers …. The 60 volunteers with Vian’s [‘vye-ANN’s”] Great
American Clean-Up activities this year averaged ten-and-a-half hours of
heavy activities. That’s a lot of time each person spent picking up
what totaled 12 tons of trash and recyclables from roadways, railroad
tracks, parks, hiking trails and river banks. And, along with
recycling aluminum cans, they also collected old clothing, batteries
just north of I-40 in eastern Oklahoma, Vian has a population of only
13-hundred, but it’s clear that they really care about making their
community sparkle. The lasting results include 150 new trees and
hundreds of new flowers and bulbs planted as part of the community-wide
project last May.
by the Vian Area Chamber of Commerce, the Great American Clean-Up also
involved many other residents taking advantage of the day to clear away
limbs and yard debris, and hauling off junk cars and old appliances.
Oklahoma Beautiful is highly impressed with the dedication shown by the
citizens of Vian and the overwhelming success of the wide range of
Great American Clean-Up activities conducted there. Help us
congratulate this year’s Best First Effort, the industrious planners
and workers with the Vian Area Chamber of Commerce!
Posted on 05/01/2006
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under