Clean Sweep pitches in to beautify Morinville

Notre Dame School teacher Ryan Plamondon and student Kaitlyn Snell place the last of their garbage bags near the bin at the completion of their Operation Clean Sweep route Wednesday morning. – Lucie Roy Photos

Morinville – Town staff, business owners, students and residents gathered together for one common cause Wednesday – cleaning up Morinville. Operation Clean Sweep, Morinville’s contribution to Pitch-In, Canada’s nationwide initiative to clean up our own backyard.

Morinville’s Operations and Program Coordinator, Tyler Edworthy, said Morinville community High School, Ecole Notre Dame elementary School, Morinville Public Elementary School, and Morinville Christian Fellowship School all took part, and that Georges H. Primeau would be pitching in on another day.

In addition to the schools, Morinville Vision Care, Quinn’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd, Investors Group and Servus Credit Union all lent a hand with the annual community clean up.

Home Hardware and Morinville Shell sponsored the event this year.

Morinville Public Elementary School students Alexis Rose Foster and Lucas Dzurilla pick up garbage near the RCMP station Wednesday morning as part of their route.

Morinville Public Elementary School students Dylan Kessler and Xavier Hooper clean near the headstone of a World War I soldier at the Morinville Cemetery. Teachers taught the students to walk through the cemetery respecting the markers and headstones. The boys automatically removed their hats when informed it was the resting place for a soldier. They rearranged the wreath in its proper resting place and resumed the clean up.

Town of Morinville Operations and Program Coordinator Tyler Edworthy picks up garbage by the Morinville Christian Fellowship School Wednesday morning.

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