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NEWS RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

Pittsburg’s Community Schools Help Keep City Beautiful

Pittsburg, KS. (April 29, 2014) – On April 30, 2014, students from Pittsburg Community Schools USD 250, St. Mary’s Colgan, Covenant Harvest, and Countryside schools will be participating in the semiannual city cleanup. With that, students walk parks and neighborhoods throughout our community picking up trash to keep Pittsburg beautiful.

The first time the students did this in May 2013, 2.8 tons of debris was collected and taken to the landfill. In October 2013, the amount of litter was visibly less.

“The amount of litter has decreased in the two times we have gone into the community for the trash pick-up,” Destry Brown, USD 250 superintendent said. “We hope with this project we instill community pride not only in our students but in everyone who visits or lives in Pittsburg.”

City crews help transport the bigger items and all the trash back to a centralized location at the Pittsburg Community Middle School before it is taken to the landfill.

“The partnership between all the schools in the area and the city is tremendous,” says Kim Vogel, Pittsburg Parks and Recreation director. “Students and all the helpers do a great job and have really changed Pittsburg for the better.”

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