CLEAN SWEEP

Yukon Methodist men’s club tidies up City Park

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R.W. Schwaninger picks up trash at Yukon Chisholm Trail Park as part of the Yukon First United Methodist Men’s Club’s efforts participating in the 32nd annual Oklahoma Trash-Off. (Photo by Robert Medley)

By Robert Medley
Managing Editor

There was plenty of trash to go around at Yukon’s Chisholm Trail Park.

After a couple of hours though, the trash was hard to find.

Members of the Yukon First United Methodist Men’s Club spent a sunny, clear Thursday morning, May 13 beautifying the park and the Mulvey Pond area as well as around playgrounds and ball fields and a fence along a busy interstate.

R.W. Schwaninger and others started in the wooded creek.

It was the club’s part in the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s 32nd annual “Oklahoma Trash-Off.

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“They (ODOT) were asking for volunteers for the Trash-Off, April 17 to May 31, so I called them up and volunteered our group, the Methodist Men’s (Club) here in Yukon, and I signed us up,” Schwaninger said. Others who volunteered their trash collection time were Hershel Duke, Russell Kline, Clarence Kelly, Dave Fauser and Steve Tucker.

“Today we are going to clean up,” Schwaninger said. The men also worked along Chisholm Trail Park sidewalks.

They worked along the fence between Interstate 40 and Holly Avenue as well.

“We’re going anywhere in the park, just walking around picking up loose trash on the ground and putting it in the back of my truck and we’ll take it on to the transfer station,” Schwaninger said. Schwaninger said volunteers plan to attend a banquet for their trash-collecting efforts in the near future.

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