While we had a bit of respite with beautiful snow carpeting our landscape, the litter is back in our field of vision. Litter is ready and waiting to be snatched now or later by our enthusiastic Pick-Up Boonville participants.

BOONVILLE–While we had a bit of respite with beautiful snow carpeting our landscape, the litter is back in our field of vision.  Litter is ready and waiting to be snatched now or later by our enthusiastic Pick-Up Boonville participants.
Joan Read has been out in the trenches recruiting new teams and connecting with returning teams. Her goals are always ambitious putting the high priority maps juggle in fast motion.  She reports recruiting new teams is always easier each year, given our community’s familiarity with Pick-Up Boonville. More frequently participants are now being approached by more than one Pick-Up Boonville team leader.  Joan says she will always search for new teams each year. Not only do wider arms capture more litter, increasing awareness about litter leads to more random acts of picking up year round. While picking up litter isn’t very glamorous, the rewards are many.  For beginners, our town is that much more beautiful, and healthy.  
After Pick-Up Boonville’s two hour pick up, our diverse teams from all walks of life, join together to celebrate at the Katy Depot.  Group lines are blurred and a sense of kinship is formed as everybody excitedly shares their stories.  Stories abound about accomplishments and funny things that were experienced or seen while picking up; surprising stories – you just can’t make this stuff up. We all share in the excitement with live music, lunch, freebies, and prizes, the most coveted prize being the “strangest find”.
We encourage people of all ages and abilities to join our efforts on Saturday, March 19.  Contact Read ahead of time for a team map assignment (pickup.boonville@gmail.com) or just show up at 9:30 a.m. at the Katy Depot.