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2006 - Best First Effort in the Great American Cleanup™ in Oklahoma - Vian Area Chamber of Commerce

Talk 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 and tires.

Located 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.

Organized 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.

Keep 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!