Cleaning up for the spring

By Elaine Buckmiller

Grace Moore photos
MHS volunteers enjoy a hard-earned break from all their hard work to clean the town.

Sponsored by the Moorcroft Area Chamber of Commerce, the Spring Fling Clean was a rousing success this year. MHS students, along with volunteers with pickups and trailers, came together to rid the town of over 40 loads of debris last Friday.

The town was divided into seven sections and each group of volunteers picked up trash and yard waste that had been placed in the alleys and on the curb by the town’s people. It was a busy day, but all went away with a strong sense of accomplishment and pride that the town looked better.  Please take the time to express your appreciation to the volunteers, business that donated and the town.

Garbage bags were donated by the Wyoming Highway Department, water was provided by MACC, True Oil donated gloves and Pinnacle Bank provided a fabulous lunch for the volunteers. Interstate Batteries had a collection point for junk batteries, a tote for used oil was on hand and Pacific Steel provided a bin for metal.

Quality Hardware generously allowed all of this to be staged at their location. The Town of Moorcroft provided free dumping for town people on Friday and Saturday and had extra help at the landfill to make dumping go smoothly.

Without cooperation from the MHS students and staff, this event would not be possible. It was good to have strong backs, willing hands and bright minds helping.

The clean-up crew did miss three locations as the dump closed at 3 p.m., but the town and chamber are negotiating to get those items hauled away.