By Sonya Campbell

Harker Heights Herald

BELTON - Nearly 100 volunteers took part in Belton's first "One-Community-One Day" spring cleanup effort this past weekend, said Jerri Gauntt, who oversees Belton's Youth Advisory Commission.

The commission spearheaded the event.

Gauntt said the volunteers provided about 460 hours of community service overall.

"There were 11 households assisted, plus we cleaned up at Chisholm Trail Park and had Dumpsters available in the community for bulky waste collection. We also painted three of the historic home signs, part of the "See Belton" campaign," she said.

The Belton Rotary Club also volunteered to help a homeowner later this month, bringing the number of households assisted to an even dozen.

Others assisting in the cleanup efforts or providing support were Waste Management, Antioch Church, local Girl Scouts, YAC, Belton Concerned Community Alliance, Joe Scanlon, Emerson Construction, Shipley Doughnuts, Bush's Chicken and several individuals.

"It's hard to gauge how many people outside the projects cleaned up around their homes, but I did notice a lot of bulky waste out on the curbs on Saturday," Gauntt said.

The aim next year is to get more outside participation and more "community cleanup," such as picking up litter along local streets and parks.

Contact Sonya Campbell at or (254) 501-7557.

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