‘Lending’ their hands: Clean-up has become monthly event


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Annen Vance tackles weeds along downtown streets and sidewalks. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.

Annen Vance tackles weeds along downtown streets and sidewalks. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.


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Volunteers hard at work downtown Saturday morning.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Volunteers hard at work downtown Saturday morning.


John Hamilton | News Journal

Some of the volunteers with their clean-up kits are ready to hit the ground — and anything else that needs sprucing up — running. Volunteers including several from Sugartree Landscaping, Christ the King Church, and other individuals helped collect 16 bags of trash in the downtown area. Supplies were provided by the Clinton County Solid Waste District and the Wilmington Public Library.


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Volunteers hard at work downtown Saturday morning.


John Hamilton | News Journal

WILMINGTON — Volunteers converged on downtown Wilmington on a warm Saturday morning for what has become a monthly cleanup in and around the area.

Volunteers collected 16 bags of trash.

The next monthly cleanup is slated for Saturday, July 10, with the specific project yet to be determined, said organizer Annen Vance.

Saturday also marked the debut of the Wilmington Public Library’s newest “lending program”, which the library also rolled out this week for local residents who wish to help clean-up Wilmington at their own convenience.

Litter pickup kits are available now consisting of a hi-visibility vest, a trash grabber, and a bucket.

Kits will check out for seven days and can be picked up anytime the main library is open.

The current in-building hours are: Mondays through Thursdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and and Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The library also has curbside pickup for an extra hour past closing times: so, until 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; until 5 p.m. Fridays; and until 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Annen Vance tackles weeds along downtown streets and sidewalks. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_clean-up-3.jpgAnnen Vance tackles weeds along downtown streets and sidewalks. For more photos, visit wnewsj.com. Submitted photos

Volunteers hard at work downtown Saturday morning.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_CLEANUP5.jpgVolunteers hard at work downtown Saturday morning. John Hamilton | News Journal

Volunteers hard at work downtown Saturday morning.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_CLEANUP2.jpgVolunteers hard at work downtown Saturday morning. John Hamilton | News Journal

Some of the volunteers with their clean-up kits are ready to hit the ground — and anything else that needs sprucing up — running. Volunteers including several from Sugartree Landscaping, Christ the King Church, and other individuals helped collect 16 bags of trash in the downtown area. Supplies were provided by the Clinton County Solid Waste District and the Wilmington Public Library.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_clean-up-group.jpgSome of the volunteers with their clean-up kits are ready to hit the ground — and anything else that needs sprucing up — running. Volunteers including several from Sugartree Landscaping, Christ the King Church, and other individuals helped collect 16 bags of trash in the downtown area. Supplies were provided by the Clinton County Solid Waste District and the Wilmington Public Library. Submitted photos

Volunteers hard at work downtown Saturday morning.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2021/06/web1_clean-up-6.jpgVolunteers hard at work downtown Saturday morning. John Hamilton | News Journal

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