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‘Keep it clean y’all’

Last week, Mathews Visitor Center Executive Director Kat Larkin, at left, and board president Bobbi Hatton went out and helped with the placement of two new dumpsters that MCVIC has sponsored, one at Bethel Beach and the other at the Park and Ride lot in Dutton. MCVIC used money from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s litter prevention grant to pay for the dumpsters from Ambrose Disposal Service at these locations. “We had fun signs made from Jason’s signs [Jason’s Sign Design of Mathews] encouraging people to ‘Keep it clean y’all!,’” Larkin said. This same grant pays for the supplies and marketing of the county’s two community cleanups. The April cleanup resulted in the collection of almost 100 bags of trash. The next one will be held Nov. 2. Groups like the Mathews High Music Department, Mathews Outdoor Club, Mathews Rotary Club, and the Mathews County Historical Society helped MCVIC in its efforts. They are using the remainder of the grant money for inmates from the...

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