A CLEAN UP DAY was held at the John Racine Memorial Way on Saturday, May 5. Pictured are: Corie, Henry and Randy Brown, Dakota Morris, Natasha Byers, Jackie Carideo, Cindy Dore, Gabe Varney, Doug Dore, Rick Fogg, Peter Bolster and Dave Countway. Tim Croes. (click for larger version)
May 09, 2012ALTON — Four freshmen students from Prospect Mountain High School joined members of the Alton Centennial Rotary Club to help clean up the John Racine Memorial Way on Saturday, May 5.
The group spent several hours cleaning up debris, including branches and dead trees on the side of the trail.
Members of the Alton Parks and Recreation Department assisted them in their effort.
Doug Dore, a Rotary member, worked together with Bill "Doc" McGrew, a teacher at PMHS to get students to sign up.
Members of the freshmen class are required to do community service projects as part of their graduation requirement.
The four students that participated in the cleanup were: Natasha Byers, Dakota Morris, Jackie Carideo and Gabe Varney.
In addition to cleaning up the walkway, the group helped clear the area behind the Alton Police Department so that the trail can be connected to the B&M Railroad Park.
After the cleanup, Vicki Howard, the owner of the River Run Deli, donated the use of her charcoal grill and hot dogs and hamburgers were enjoyed by people who participated in the clean up.
Tim Croes can be reached at email@example.com or 569-3126