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Volunteers aid city Trash-a-thon, pick-up county trash over the weekend

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Whether or not you saw the trash scattered along Highway 14-16 north of town over the past year, the dozens of orange-vested volunteers cleaning it up Saturday were hard to miss.

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Avery Benedick picks up trash along Highway 14-16 as volunteers worked to beautify the roadway Saturday morning.

Friday evening and Saturday morning, groups of volunteers grabbed black trash bags, put on the vests and paced the highway picking up the loose trash that has drawn public ire.

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Clark Sanders clutches a fist full of garbage before tossing it in a garbage bag along Highway 14-16 Saturday morning.

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Willie Peden combs through the grass along Highway 14-16 for litter Saturday morning.

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A cup full of melted ice cream sits along the edge of Highway 14-16 as volunteers pick up trash Saturday morning.

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Karen Peden tosses trash into her trash bag as she and her husband Willie Peden clean up a section of Highway 14-16 Saturday morning.

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