Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful 2013

I'm tempted to say I had fun this morning, but I don't know if I'd really call picking up trash along the side of the road "fun". But I did help clean up Copperas Cove .. our new home town.

I was browsing Facebook last night, and I saw that the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce page had posted a flyer inviting people out to the cleanup:

I figured there was a reasonable chance that I might be up by 9am, and we didn't have anything else planned until after lunch, so I told Ana I was going ... and about 8:30 this morning, I actually got up and got ready.

We all met up over at the GC Service parking lot, were they had coffee and doughnuts to eat, passed out t-shirts and safety vests, and explained how things were going to work.

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I was selected to be part of the crew that would be cleaning up Ave D .. which is the road I drive down every day to and from work. We all drove over to the Sherman Williams parking lot for a second meet up. There I was given my trash bag and "grabber". That grabber turned out to be something my back greatly appreciated.

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We we navigated our way across the road, it was time to start picking up. We went both directions, the length of the road. It was a pretty good turn-out, with a couple of different groups, some retired people, and even some high school kids. I was actually surprised there weren't more military people out there.

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For the most part even the trash wasn't too bad. However, this experience did renew my scorn for smokers. There were a few sections of the road where I swear it almost looked like people had pulled over and just dumped out their ash trays.

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I'm not sure if this is just a yearly thing, or as I suspect, several times a year. I suppose I'll find out, since I gave them my phone number and email address. ;-)


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