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Mason City residents begin cleaning up after a long winter

MASON CITY – Village Co-op members turned out this weekend to clean up along the Taft Ave. walking trail between the Plaza West shopping center and 4th St. NW.

A bright, sunny day with spring-time temperatures greeted residents. They enjoyed a good time and gentle exercise after a long winter. Co-op members have agreed to care for the trail all season through the Mason City volunteer program. It runs along Taft Ave. adjacent to the Co-op at 275 N. Taft Ave.

Former Mason City schools administrator Carroll Bogard deposits a bag of trash along the Taft Ave. walking trail Saturday morning, March 14.  He was part of a crew of Village Cooperative volunteers participating in the city’s Adopt a Street spring-cleaning the trail that runs past the Co-op at 275 N. Taft Ave.
Former Mason City schools administrator Carroll Bogard deposits a bag of trash along the Taft Ave. walking trail Saturday morning, March 14. He was part of a crew of Village Cooperative volunteers participating in the city’s Adopt a Street spring-cleaning the trail that runs past the Co-op at 275 N. Taft Ave.
Village Co-op volunteers Larry Schuler (seated), Mary Miller, and Dick Smith take a break at W. State St. and Taft Ave. to combine and compress trash they gathered along the Taft Ave. walking trail adjacent to the Village Cooperative ast 275 N. Taft. Ave..  Many Co-op members walk regularly for pleasure and good health and often gather trash as they go.  Co-op members are active in the city’s Adopt a Street program. The area adopted stretches from the Plaza West mall entrance north to 4th St. N.W.
Village Co-op volunteers Larry Schuler (seated), Mary Miller, and Dick Smith take a break at W. State St. and Taft Ave. to combine and compress trash they gathered along the Taft Ave. walking trail adjacent to the Village Cooperative ast 275 N. Taft. Ave.. Many Co-op members walk regularly for pleasure and good health and often gather trash as they go. Co-op members are active in the city’s Adopt a Street program. The area adopted stretches from the Plaza West mall entrance north to 4th St. N.W.
People aren’t the only ones who leave their trash behind.  Village Cooperative member Doug Lee shows off an antler he found Saturday morning while picking up winter debris left behind by humans, too.  Shown with Lee are volunteers Dick Smith (left) and Darrell Hackbarth (right). The group of Co-op volunteers also included Carroll Bogard, Roger Brownmiller, Mary Miller, and Larry Schuler. Members gathered trash along the Taft Ave. walking trail from W. State St.  4th’ St. NW.
People aren’t the only ones who leave their trash behind. Village Cooperative member Doug Lee shows off an antler he found Saturday morning while picking up winter debris left behind by humans, too. Shown with Lee are volunteers Dick Smith (left) and Darrell Hackbarth (right). The group of Co-op volunteers also included Carroll Bogard, Roger Brownmiller, Mary Miller, and Larry Schuler. Members gathered trash along the Taft Ave. walking trail from W. State St. 4th’ St. NW.

Much more cleanup is expected in Mason City later in April when Earth day is observed.

The Village Cooperative is owned by its resident/members. The 50 various-sized living units located under a single roof create a self-contained neighborhood. Members age 55 and over enjoy independent – some say very independent – living.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Cooperative lifestyle is invited to call the office at 641-423-5840 between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.

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