Charlestown group seeking volunteers for “Spring Sweep” cleanup event on Saturday, May 11th


A group of eager Charlestown citizens are getting together to conduct a “Charlestown Spring Sweep” on Saturday, May 11th. Volunteers will focus on picking up litter and debris the creek and areas in front of the American Legion, as well as the area alongside Charlestown High School. Organizers expect cleanup to begin at 9:00 a.m. and wrap up around noon, with lunch provided to follow. The American Legion is located at 1119 Basham Drive in Charlestown.

Local Boy Scout Troop 80 will be participating, and the American Legion is pitching in to provide food and manpower. Treva Hodges has donated most of the supplies needed for cleanup during the event. They welcome additional cleanup supplies, but the group is primarily in need of additional manpower and welcomes volunteers.

“Hopefully we will get a great turnout fronm the community,” said Micah Mattingly, Charlestown resident and event organizer. “We are very excited about this opportunity.”

More info on how to get involved can be found by contacting organizers through their Facebook event page.

Mattingly says he hopes that as the group grows, they can evolve into a more regular presence in the community. “We are hoping to make this event happen once a quarter. Each time we hope to achieve something different. In the summer we can cut grass and do yard work for residents that don’t have the ability or the resources to do it themselves. In the fall we’ll rake leaves and pick up more trash, etc. Each time we want to focus on a different neighborhood and spread the love.”

The event is open to all – any residents or groups that are willing to work are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided by the Charlestown American Legion afterward and volunteers are invited to stay after for food and fellowship. Organizers expect cleanup to begin at 9:00 a.m. and wrap up around noon.

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