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Georgia-Hanford neighborhood clean-up held

Volunteers work to cleanup the south side of Mason City
Volunteers work to cleanup the south side of Mason City

MASON CITY – A dedicated group of Mason City citizens worked this weekend to clean up the city’s south side.

The citizens, working as a team through the Georgia Hanford Neighborhood Association, took old appliances and electronics, furniture, junk, trash and other debris at the Georgia Hanford Park Saturday morning.  Residents from all over the neighborhood hauled their debris to the huge green receptacles from Waste Management.

The is about the ninth year in a row the clean-up event has been held.

Volunteers Chris and Pam Watts were on hand to guide the cleanup, along with Jim Leppert, Larry Solberg, and others who pitched in.  Residents were asked for a few dollars for the large items and the appliances.

Chris Watts of Mason City
Chris Watts of Mason City

So much junk was collected that three of the massive dumpsters were needed to haul everything away.

“Just part of our goal of giving back to the community, making Mason City a better place a live,” Mr. Watts explained.

Mr. Watts and some of the other volunteers actually went out Friday evening and picked up unwanted material from their elderly neighbors who couldn’t haul it to the dumpster site in the park.

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