Windy River Elementary School students turned out May 14 to make their community a better place. Armed with garbage bags and gloves, more than 230 students and their teachers spent about two hours picking up debris along South Main Street and Wilson Lane. The students filled 176 large trash bags and picked up numerous items too large to fit into the bags.
This is the third year the school has participated in the cleanup effort. It's organized each year by Windy River staff and John Russell, the city of Boardman's code compliance official. The city provided the gloves, garbage bags and picks up and disposes of the garbage. The school provides the eager volunteers.
"The cleanup went very well and the students all had fun" Russell said.
Each student also received a certificate from the Boardman Mayor Chet Phillips when he visited their classrooms on June 1.
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