The Helenville Community Cleanup took place Saturday April 22. A total of 28 people did a variety of work, with the core provided by St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran School & Church. The event was started by a local Boy Scout for a scout project in 2012 but lapsed last year.
A handful of adults served as equipment operators or assisted with overseeing a group taking care of certain areas around town.
Armed with rakes, brooms and shovels a group cleaned up some lawns and the curbs of Highway18 and Helenville Road. The town of Jefferson had borrowed security vests for workers donated garbage bags.
Groups did ditch cleanup along Highway18 east of Helenville and the Highway D intersection, and North Helenville Road to the Glacial Drumlin Trail.
At an erlier date, Mid Tek Inc. took on cleanup from D to Helenville Road along the Glacial Drumlin Trail, Depot Road, and the subdivision along Parkview Drive and Fair View Drive.
A pizza and soda lunch was the reward for the crew on Saturday. Thanks to St. Peter’s, Chuck Christoph, Richard Pfeifer, Sue Marx, Brian Hohensee, Ron’s Market, Wingin’ It, Helenville Still & Grill, Helenville Mutual Insurance Co., Lemke DJ & R Mfg. Inc., Mid Tek Inc.,the Helenville Fire Department and everyone else that was a part of the Helenville Community Cleanup.