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Garbathon volunteers do thorough cleanup

MEMBERS OF the First Terrace Sparks do their part for Earth Day. - CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
MEMBERS OF the First Terrace Sparks do their part for Earth Day.
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GARBATHON VOLUNTEERS numbering about 225 helped clean up the city and area last Saturday, April 21.

"It was a really good day, just a really full awesome fantastic day," said Kerry Giesbrecht, president of the Greater Terrace Beautification Society, adding one large dumpster brought out for the event was filled up by 1:30 p.m.

"I think we probably had less pickers than last year but we had really good pickers. They were very thorough, and with CN's help, we did as much as we could along the tracks too," said Giesbrecht, adding that children won all the prizes.

Volunteers were able to clean up the CN Rail tracks through town thanks to the help of a track supervisor, who supervised the group, she said.

Some good stuff was hauled out of a couple of local creeks, such as a rusty shopping cart, rusty hunks of metal and a car bumper, she added.

Not all the areas tagged for cleanup were done, but with 20 or 30 more families next year, all the spots could be covered, she said.

If anyone wants to take advantage of the great weather to do an impromptu cleanup of the missed areas, they include all of Graham Ave,, Kenney St. from the lights at Hwy 16 down to Graham Ave., along Kalum Lake Drive to the cemetery, and from the Macs store in Thornhill, right up Old Lakelse Lake Dr. to the Thornhill Pub.

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