Tuesday, April 10, 2001

Reading to get cleanup April 21

By Walt Schaefer
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        READING — The sixth annual Reading Litter Clean-Up Day is expected to draw at least 300 volunteers again on April 21 as this Mill Creek Valley town conducts one of Greater Cincinnati's most extensive community spring cleanings.

        The effort again will include pulling junk and debris from the two-mile length of the Mill Creek that flows through Reading.

        “These Mill Creek clean up volunteers go at their own risk and collectively call themselves the Mill Creek Yacht Club,” said Carol Bullock-Carpenter, clean-up coordinator.

        Not only the Mill Creek, but every street and public area in the city will be swept clean by the volunteers.

        “You really notice the difference after the cleanup,” said Mayor Earl Schmidt.

        All volunteers meet at 10 a.m. at Koenig Park for the two hour cleanup. A picnic lunch prepared by the Reading Fire Department follows, and the Reading IGA distributes sapling trees to participants and residents.

        The event is held in conjunction with Earth Day.

        For information, call Mrs. Carpenter, 733-4857; Don Wetterer, 733-3783; Peggy Koetter, 733-1020; or Rick Konrad, 733-9173.

        To participate in the Mill Creek cleanup, call Bruce Koehler, 621-6300.


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