Project Clean Spruces Up Minot

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Spring cleaning is going community-wide this weekend in Minot.

Jim Olson tells us about an effort to spruce up the city called Project Clean.

The task is pretty simple

(Chelsie Berndt, Farm Credit Services) “Pick up trash. Make Minot beautiful.”

That means picking up trash of all sizes

(Jocelyn Rodgers, Farm Credit Services) “These are the things that you pick up the most of…cigarette butts mostly.”

And the finish line will only be reached through the work of lots of people.

(Brittani Belzer, Farm Credit Services “I like getting everyone involved and then we all go out and do something great for the community like cleaning up garbage.”

And the list of willing participants grew as the forecast improved this week.

(Kathy Berg, Farm Credit Services) “Just in the last couple days our count went way up.”

(Jim Olson) And sunscreen?

(Kathy Berg) “And sunscreen yes.”

(Jim Olson) And there’s a mosquito on your head.”

(Kathy Berg) Really? Oh my!”

Bugs or not, the crew from Minot’s Farm Credit Services office hit an empty lot near their office on 31st Avenue Southwest

Seeking out every bit of refuse that finished the spring thaw here

Are you surprised at how full your bag is in just a few minutes?

(Claude Sem, Farm Credit Services) “We’ve only been out here a few minutes and my bag is half full. It’s going to be a long afternoon.”

Then, after a team photo in the parking lot, the crew split up and took on ditches along a main entrance to Minot – Highway 83

(Jocelyn Rodgers, Farm Credit Services) “I think this is a great community effort to bring local businesses and communities together and clean us up for the wonderful, beautiful spring and summer that we have here.”

This was just one of many businesses and individuals who answered the call of the Chamber of Commerce for Project Clean.

(Jocelyn Rodgers) “Today is great.”

And a cleaner city.

In Minot, Jim Olson, KX News.

Project Clean volunteers will be out again Saturday throughout the Minot area.

 

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