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Volunteers collected close to one ton of trash and debris as they cleaned up their neighborhood Saturday morning.
Twenty-three volunteers from First United Methodist Church, Rolling Plains Church and the municipal and juvenile courts cleaned up and mowed the grass along Putnam Avenue.
"We could spend another day here with shovels, I knew it was bad, but we didn't know it was this bad," says Bob Hutcheson a member of First United Methodist Church.
The Earth Day Litter Pick Up was organized by City Councilman Grant Hutcheson and hosted by First United Methodist Church. Volunteer, Marilyn Moody, says she wants people to care about the neighborhood.
"Have a little pride in your city and keep your trash in your car and throw it away when you get home and help keep the city clean and have respect for others," says Marilyn Moody with First United Methodist Church.
"Everybody should do it, but you have got to find the ones willing to do it," says volunteer, Isaac Washington.
This is the second year volunteers have spruced up Putnam Avenue during Earth Day Litter Pick Up. Volunteers say many of the people driving by thanked them for their hard work.