This past weekend saw cleanups held in Mathews and Gloucester as local organizations and volunteers worked to beautify the area.
In Mathews, the Visitor and Information Center hosted its annual spring cleanup. In total, 73 volunteers from Mathews, Gloucester and even New Kent joined the effort, resulting in 166 bags of trash, four car tires, and one muffler being removed from county roadways.
In total, 30 miles of road were cleaned, according to MCVIC Executive Director Emily Allen.
In addition to individual volunteers, groups from area churches, Boys and Girls Scouts, Piankatank Ruritan Club, Mathews Rotary, Mathews County Historical Society, and hunt clubs, among others, joined in the clean-up.
Following the event, participants enjoyed pizzas provided by Dib and Jackie Goodrich of Island Stop at Port Haywood.
This was the first of two 2018 clean-ups by the Mathews Visitor and Information Center; the second will take place on Nov. 10
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