|A little snow didn't deter these Scouts from cleaning up a local park.|
We have some seriously dedicated neighbors. Despite the crappy weather, 29 people showed up on the morning of Saturday, April 9, to pick up trash in Mason District Park.
They came girded with rain slickers, fleece hats, snowsuits, and big smiles, and stayed as long as they had feeling in their fingers, which was about an hour. But in that time, we collected six bags of trash and two bags of recyclables. Not too bad for a cold, wet day!
A big thanks to Tiffany and Justin Nicholson for bringing coffee, juice, and water – especially coffee. An equally big thank you to the following neighbors for braving the elements: Bill Edwards and his son Aidan; Todd Greenwood; Juanita Gilbert; Heather and Abby Kollath; Norma Meyer; Chip McCarthy; Kathy and George Simpson; Robert and Peyton Buckley; Paula Palmore; Gretchen, Erin, and Annie Sraczowski; Dick and Sheila Trabert; and Al Hollenbeck. And thank you also to Steve and Will Peck for bringing members of Cub Scout Pack 150: Sandra Jouldin; Chuck and Colin Hoyt; and John and Stephen Blackader.
Several volunteers won prizes for their efforts:
- Todd Greenwood won a Clean Fairfax water bottle for most unusual trash picked up – some kind of machine engine.
- Fearless leader Chip gets a Clean Fairfax reusable shopping bag for picking up the most trash.
- Another reusable bag, with its own convenient packing pouch, goes to the Traberts for picking up the most recyclables.
- Aidan Edwards, age two and a-half, gets a special prize for being the youngest volunteer.
- John Blackader, the winner of the raffle drawing, got two Nationals tickets and a parking pass