Nearly 200 Volunteers gathered at Palatine Park Saturday before taking to the streets for the fifth annual Make Marion County Shine Cleanup.
Volunteers were given gloves, bags, and a vest to pick up trash along the roads and parks. Leaders of the community including the mayor and city manager joined in on the cleaning.
This special event is in conjunction with Make West Virginia Shine Reap Program.
The trash collected had free hauling fees, and was placed into labeled green bags for the West Virginia Division of Highways to pick up.
“I would like to thank all of the volunteers for coming out and respecting their area, respecting their home, making it so that when visitors come, or residents drive around, they are able to see the beauty of Marion County, that’s our goal,” said Jackie Fitch, organizer.
If you would like to get involved with Make Marion County Shine, you can visit their Facebook Page.