About 200 Parsons High School students hit the streets on Friday for a citywide clean up effort.
As part of a community clean up day the students did everything from tearing down tree limbs to helping spread mulch, to clean up neighborhoods.
Groups spread out across downtown, at the arboretum, in Forest Park and throughout the walking trails.
Some students say that it's important to help out and give back to your community.
"The community looking its best reflects how Parsons looks - we want Parsons to look its best," says PHS student Isaiah Hicks.
"I think it has been important because one person can't do the job, it is a huge place and there is so much to do in one little area," says Sierra Goddard, also a student at PHS.
The event partnered the Downtown Parsons Design Committee, Operation Bright Touch, and the City of Parsons.
Volunteers were also welcome to help clean up.