Superheroes help clean up Sparwood

Sparwood residents came out to lend a hand during the Superhero Clean Up held Saturday, April 26. - J. Jensen
Sparwood residents came out to lend a hand during the Superhero Clean Up held Saturday, April 26.
— image credit: J. Jensen

Over 50 Sparwood volunteers braved the chilly spring weather to participate in the Sparwood Superhero Clean Up. Created to correspond with the nationally recognized Pitch In Week, many groups and individuals cleaned up Sparwood throughout the week and during the event itself on Saturday.

During the Superhero Clean Up, the community was full of hustle and bustle as the East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKCCU) Community Garage Sale and the Lilac Terrace BBQ coincided with the event.

"On Saturday, the Air Cadets had some of the more unique finds of the day, including a live round of ammunition, a half eaten pizza, and a ball of vulcanized rubber,” said Nelson Wight, District of Sparwood manager of planning. “The Girl Guides showed incredible enthusiasm both with their garbage picking efforts and their boisterous singing as they returned to the EKCCU parking lot to report on their interesting finds and enjoy a barbeque lunch served up by volunteers from the Lilac Terrace Board."

Other groups that assisted in Pitch In Week were those from Sparwoood Treehouse Daycare, students at Frank J Mitchell Elementary School, members from the Sparwood Food Bank and families and individuals of all ages.

Supporting the event were District of Sparwood staff who helped organize the event and picked up all the bags of garbage on Monday. Support was also provided by Teck, Acklands-Granger, and Overwaitea Foods.

The District of Sparwood commends all those who came out to help during the Sparwood Superhero Clean Up and Pitch In Week and those who continually ensure Sparwood remains tidy, clean and beautiful year round.


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