Help clean up Cassville on Earth Day

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Cassville are partnering to hold a litter collection effort on Earth Day, which is Monday, April 22.

"By partnering with the chamber and city on the clean-up efforts, families, co-workers and neighbors have a chance to work together to make our community a healthier, cleaner place to live," said Cassville Mayor Bill Shiveley.

Community members are invited to volunteer their time to collect trash and litter in designated areas around the city from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday. Clean-up efforts will be conducted in local parks and along streets and sidewalks.

"Community members should plan to take part in the clean-up because Cassville is our home, and we want it to look nice," said Mindi Artherton, chamber executive director. "If we all do a little bit, we can make a difference in the way our home looks.

"The Earth Day clean-up is also a great opportunity for local business to rally their employees behind this cause," continued Artherton. "It is a great team building opportunity for employers that will benefit employee morale and help everyone to take ownership in our community. If our town is a clean and welcoming environment, it will keep our out-of-town guests coming back. We want to make sure our streets and sidewalks are clean and tidy for not only the local people to enjoy, but our tourists as well."

The Missouri Department of Transportation will provide garbage bags for the event. City of Cassville public works staff members will collect the trash bags after they are filled.

Community members are encouraged to volunteer even if they only have 30 minutes of free time. Volunteers will meet at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce office, located at 504 Main St. in Cassville.

For more information, call the chamber office at 847-2814 or email chamber@cassville.com.

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