Saturday, March 25, 2006

Talkin' Trash

This morning at 9 am more than 65 islanders gathered in front of the United Methodist Church to get bags and road assignments for our 33rd annual Spring Litter Pick-up. It's amazing how much litter accumulates along our roadsides. Some blows out of the backs of pickup trucks, some gets strewn about when dogs tear into trash bags, and some is carelessly thrown alongside the road by thoughtless people.

Right now the village looks great. The day is cool and crisp, and hardly a beer bottle or candy wrapper is to be seen. Thanks to all the folks (too numerous to mention all individually,but especially to Julie Howard & Karen Lovejoy) who planned and helped with this event. If you are a visitor to our island please remember to keep a trash bag handy in your vehicle (and maybe even do a little extra by picking up roadside trash here and there as you stroll about the village). We'll all appreciate it.

You can read our latest newsletter here: It's the story of traditional quilting on Ocracoke Island.


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