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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Volunteers clean up Annandale



Members of Boy Scout Troop 150 pick up litter along Little River Turnpike.

If Annandale looks cleaner, it’s because more than 50 people showed up on a beautiful spring morning April 12 to take part in the annual Annandale Cleanup organized by Helen Winter, chair of the beautification committee for the Annandale Central Business District Planning Committee. [In some places, the first “C” stands for “commercial” in the name of the committee, which seems a little redundant.]
 

Helen Winter and Frank Vajda, the Mason District representative on the Fairfax County Park Authority Board.
The volunteers included boy scouts from Troop 150, residents of Evergreen House, members of the Korean Metropolitan Business Association, people in the Community Labor Force, and families and individuals from Annandale who care about our community.

Jung Tae Kim and Boon Soon Kim of Evergreen House.
After meeting at the George Mason Regional Library parking lot to collect bright orange trash bags, vests, gloves, water, and donuts, the volunteers went to work in Poe Terrace Park and along Little River Turnpike, Evergreen Lane, and Columbia Pike. Among their finds: a bookcase, mattress, baseball, tricycle, beer bottles, lots of fast food trash and cigarette butts—and a snow shovel. Won’t be needing that for a while.

A shopping cart in Indian Run in Poe Terrace Park.

Left to right: Garrett Neuemans, Andrew Hartley, and Michael Paladino of Boy Scout Troop 150.

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