Folks driving along Honeygo Boulevard yesterday were greeted by a brigade of litter warriors. More than 20 community residents participated in the Perry Hall Improvement Association's Adopt-A-Road clean-up event. In a little more than one hour, they collected 16 bags of garbage.
Volunteers picked up trash and debris along Honeygo Boulevard between Ebenezer Road and White Marsh Boulevard.
For more than eight years the association has coordinated the community service program, which involves three scheduled clean-ups per year, said Diane Brazil, chairperson of the PHIA's Environmental Affairs Committee, who coordinated the event.
These clean-ups are very important to Perry Hall, said Brazil. "If everyone could give a little time to help clean up Perry Hall, then our community would be a better place," she said.
Tracy Flockencier, one of the volunteer trash collectors, said the event was an easy way for anyone to help out the community, adding that she was impressed by the number of teenagers who helped.
High school students were able to count their time toward community service hours, required for graduation.
After the clean-up, the association hosted a luncheon for volunteers at Casa Mia's Restaurant and Carryout. While dining on salad and pizza, volunteers discussed the community service they were able to perform.
Brazil reminded attendees that the next clean-up will be scheduled for this upcoming spring.