Volunteers from 2018’s Earth Day clean-up crew meet to learn which area of town is theirs to clean. This year, volunteers are asked to meet at the Chip the Dog statue in Memorial Park at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 27. (Submitted)

Lend a hand while showing you care: time again for annual Hope Clean-up

An Earth Day tradition, the event calls upon local volunteers to pick up garbage throughout town

Hope’s Communities in Bloom is again inviting local residents out to their annual Clean-up Hope event, which will take place on April 27.

Held a few days after the official Earth Day, which shared April 22 with Easter Monday this year, organizer Victor Smith says they delayed the event so as to not compete with any Easter activities. But now that the holiday is over, it’s time for the community to get out, roll up their sleeves, and pick up anything that’s been unfortunately left behind by others.

“We’ll supply all the fun stuff—you know, like gloves, pick-up sticks, and bags,” Smith said with a smile. All that’s required of volunteers is a heartbeat and a can-do attitude, as there’s no pressure to do more than you’re able.

Those wanting to participate are asked to meet at the statue of Chip the Dog in Memorial Park at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 27, and from there, volunteers will be assigned an area of town to clean up.

“Last year we picked up three or four pickup loads of stuff in one-and-a-half hours,” Smith said. “That’s a pretty impressive amount and it really does make a big difference.”


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