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Photos: Hop Yellow Bag Day trash pickup

by | Apr 3, 2023 | Featured, Featured: Features

About 25 volunteers showed up to help pick up trash around town at the Hop Yellow Bag Day event on Sunday (postponed one day due to rain on Saturday). “The amount of liquor cans, bottles and nips on the roadsides was crazy,” co-organizer Jeff Barnes shared. “Volunteers also found the front of a home safe, literally the front end of a car, and a mattress among the typical trash. Lots of trash on our roads! … I did a drive through town [Sunday] afternoon after the collection and it looks so much better.”

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Melissa and Frankie Recos prepare for their work while co-organizers Mike Boelsen and Jeff Barnes wait for more volunteers to arrive. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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Ursula Hunt and fellow volunteers check the map to find a location for their work. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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Shari Matza shows off her haul on Ash Street. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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Lori Barnes and Jeff Barnes collect trash at the corner of South Street and West Main Street. PHOTO/JOHN CARDILLO

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Frankie Recos stands next to two full bags of garbage. PHOTO/JEFF BARNES

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Steven-Yang Sun, 11, and grandmother Yuying Liu, 82, pick up trash on West Main Street toward Upton. PHOTO/XIAODONG SUN

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Volunteer Shari Matza shared this photo of her collection and noted: “I think we have a lot of people drinking beers and nips. Also, eating a lot of Wendy’s.” PHOTO/SHARI MATZA

2 Comments

  1. Peter LaGoy

    Great job volunteers!

  2. Courtney G.

    Thanks for all of your hard work volunteers!

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