MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

October 24, 2013

Clean up city and have fun at Trash Crawl


— Cleaning up Muskogee has never been so fun.

Action in Muskogee’s Clean and Beautiful committee is hosting the city’s first “Trash Crawl” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The goal is to clean up Muskogee and have fun while doing it.

The event features a scavenger hunt and many prizes.

Committee member and former Mayor Wren Stratton said the idea is to help the city make a better first impression, which will help with tax revenues and have an economic impact.

It’s no secret Muskogee can be viewed as a junky town in some parts. Most of Muskogee is beautiful, and it’s sad that what stands out is the negative. Unfortunately, that’s human nature.

This is a chance to change that image.

Let’s be honest. Cleaning up is not a fun task. It’s a lot easier to complain about how dirty Muskogee is instead of actually doing something about it.

But making it a fun event, with a chance to win prizes? Well, there’s something to get excited about.

This is a unique event, and AIM committee members deserve applause for cleaning up Muskogee and coordinating the event.

We encourage everyone to attend and make this event a success.

If you go

WHAT: Trash Crawl.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Muskogee Civic Center.

SPONSOR: Clean and Beautiful Committee of Action in Muskogee.

DONATIONS: Those who would like to contribute but are unable to attend Saturday’s event may mail donations to A More Beautiful Muskogee, P.O. Box 484, Muskogee OK 74402.

INFORMATION: Muskogee Business and Economic Development, at (918) 682-7887.