Rain did not deter 30 teams from joining forces to pick up trash around Boonville on Saturday. The morning began with teams meeting at the Katy Depot and getting directions on what part of town they were in charge of cleaning up. By lunchtime teams had returned with their bags of garbage, which were dumped in a truck from Boonslick Industries.
Director of the Annual Pick Up Boonville Event Joan Read said the continuing efforts through the last three years have greatly helped make Boonville a cleaner place.
"You all have probably noticed there is less trash this year compared to the previous years," Read said.
She contributes this to residents picking up trash while they are out around the city.
Teams were formed by individuals at work places or organizations. Workers from Caterpillar created the largest team of 27 people. Children also helped in the cleanup.
While the morning was spent picking up trash around town, lunchtime was spent eating hotdogs, chips and brownies. Live folk music was performed by David Oswald inside the Katy Depot.
After lunch special awards were given out, which included largest team and most unusual item found. Among unusual items found included a mouth retainer and a mole stuck in a beer bottle, which won the award.
Read said she was very pleased for the turnout especially since it was held the day before Easter.