Those words from a beaming Jeannie Hodges of event co-sponsor South Central Kingsport Community Development Corporation, as the annual Fall Clean-Up campaign in Riverview, netted only a few bags of trash and litter. The total trash collection this time, was almost 2/3rd's less than it usually is.
"Usually when the trash collectors come back, they've got bags and bags full of litter and debris," she says. "This time, they spent a lot less time out and that's a good thing. We're down to about an hour, maybe 90 minutes of collection time."
Adding to the lesser amount of trash picked up, was the fact that not that many folks showed up to participate in the clean-up. Back in the spring, 80 participants from the New Vision Youth to Kingsport Community Services came out to canvass the streets and alleys of Riverview. This time, about 40 members of New Vision Youth were out, with only two from Community Services.