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Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams and members of Girl Scout Troop 5126 joined children from the Baxter County Juvenile Services to help clean up downtown Mountain Home on Friday afternoon as a part of Arkansas’s “Keep Arkansas Beautiful” campaign.
After cleaning up the town square, the children were treated to lunch at Rio Burrito by Mark Bertel.
Every year, Keep Arkansas Beautiful recruits thousands of Arkansans to participate in the Great Arkansas Cleanup. To date, 69 counties have registered for the 2023 Go Clean Challenge which challenges all 75 Arkansas counties to host at least one cleanup during the campaign. Arkansas met this goal for the first time in 2022.
“Our volunteers are the driving force behind this initiative, and we are so grateful for all of the counties who have participated in cleanups thus far,” said Robyn Taylor, volunteer program manager for Keep Arkansas Beautiful. “With just a few weeks left, we want to encourage Arkansans in all 75 counties to join local efforts to preserve and beautify our state.”
Keep Arkansas Beautiful invites individuals and groups in the remaining counties to turn their county green by organizing a litter cleanup at https://bit.ly/KABSignUp.
For those organizing local cleanup groups, Keep Arkansas Beautiful has free print-ready promotional materials and cleanup supplies available on a first-come first-serve basis. Resources, including disposable gloves, cotton gloves and fluorescent safety vests, can be found at http://bit.ly/KABClean.
The Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission (KAB), consisting of a professional staff of three and a nine-member advisory board appointed by the governor, is a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. KAB is a certified state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc. KAB inspires and educates individuals to reduce litter, recycle and keep Arkansas beautiful. KAB is funded by 1% of the 1/8-cent Conservation Sales Tax. For more information, visit KeepArkansasBeautiful.com. Stay in the know by following Keep Arkansas Beautiful on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and texting VOLUNTEER to 484848.
This year’s campaign ends on Oct. 31.