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Volunteers Lend Hand in Great American Cleanup

Residents pitch in on Saturday in annual community improvement program.

Each spring Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful, in partnership with the annual Great American Cleanup campaign, kicks of a program to encourage everyone to find ways to improve their community.

In Peachtree Corners 19 residents volunteered their Saturday morning (May 12) to clean up a section of a heavily traveled road in their community.

"The volunteers concentrated on the stretch of Peachtree Corners Circle from Holcomb Bridge Road to Jones Mill Spur," said Pat Bruschini, a Peachtree Corners resident who headed the effort. Bruschini is also the president of the (UPCCA).

The group gathered at 8 a.m. and worked until noon collecting 44 large thrash bags.

"Thanks to Marianne and Ron Murray, owners of Atlanta Bread Company, they gave every particiapant a coupon for a free sandwich, drink and cookie," said Bruschini. "Many gathered at Atlanta Bread Company around noon to relax and enjoy a most desired break."

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful's Gwinnett Challenge provides three ways for the community to participate:

  1. Create your own project and compete for cash prizes.  Click Here to get started.
  2. Join a volunteer group for Good Neighbor Community Days.  Click Here to volunteer
  3. Donate to support the Great American Cleanup. Click here to donate.

It's all part of a national effort to improve the communities in which we live. The effort translates to higher property values, more active local economies and more engaged citizens.

Across the nation last year 3.8 million volunteers donated 5.2 million hours to improve 16,500 communities by planting trees and flowers, picking up litter, cleaning seashores and waterways and beautifying parks and recreation areas.

The 19 Peachtree Corners volunteers: Patricia Brady, Gay and Ron Shook, Dawn and Jeff Gartin, George Moore, Susan Thompson, Alan Hayes, Lorrie and Don Backer, Amreeta Regmi, Debbie Mason, Jeanne Aulbach, Andres Ramirez, Joe Sawyer, Ken Robbins, Robert Byars, Phil Sadd and Pat Bruschini. 

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