Cuba, Missouri: Members of Viva Cuba, JOG.inc, the high school Environmental Club, Peoples Bank employees, and other volunteers came together to clean up Cuba for Viva Cuba’s 25th annual Trash Bash on Saturday, May 2.
The groups met at the Viva Cuba Garden to pick up safety vests and trash bags provided by MoDOT. Individuals registered for drawings of a wheel barrow of gardening goodies that Viva Cuba member Elizabeth Karl put together.
Chairperson of the event Kim Baldwin organized the teams, and they fanned out to pick up trash and plant the planters around town.
After a couple of hours, the streets were cleaner, decorative pots had flowers, and some lucky people won some of the gardening supplies that were in the drawing.
“It was great to have the kids in the Environmental Club from the high school join us this year,” remarked Viva Cuba Member Jill Barnett.
Prior to May 2, the Tri-C organization, led by Judy Workman, worked with Dave Workman, Marcus Bast, and Don Meyr to clean up and do some planting at the railroad overpass on Hwy. 19.
Viva Cuba hopes others will join them in their effort to keep Cuba clean. The most effective cleanup is when people don’t throw their soda bottles, wrappers, and other trash on the streets of Cuba.
Many businesses and organizations have helped by beautifying their buildings, planting flowers, and cleaning up the front and back of their premises. Viva Cuba appreciates these efforts and hopes to be part of the continuing effort to beautify Cuba.
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