The Town of Redcliff ended Pitch In Week with their annual town clean-up, where close to 30 people picked up large yellow garbage bags and scanned the community for any garbage on April 28.
“We were very happy with our turn out on Saturday,” said Carla Spampinato, the town’s FCSS and special events coordinator.
“It is heartwarming to see the number of residents that are committed to beautifying our community. There have been residents out and about cleaning up garbage and dog waste all week long. Every bit helps to keep our streets and public spaces looking great.”
There is a sense of pride a person feels when a person helps out in this way, while every year the number of participants increases, she said.
“Our parks department can only do so much, and we couldn’t do it without our volunteers that step up and collect a bag or two of garbage at this time of year,” said Spampinato.
White Dragon Karate participated in their second town clean up with their different belts on and an event that teacher Shawn Harris said “is a great way to show community spirit.”
“And what a better way with today’s youth, bringing them up the proper way, keeping them off the streets and doing positive things instead,” he said.
“I teach them respect in the karate dojo, especially for their elders. I give them homework assignments on a weekly basis sometimes to do a good deed in the community.”