By Dewey Terrill
Volunteers spent time Saturday picking up trash in the East Chestnut Street area of Junction City. Phyllis Fitzgerald explained that it was a monthly cleanup project that she coordinates. "Sixteen volunteers showed up including Soldiers from the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club. I had the 1st Sgt. from Charley Company 541st Maintenance, Sgt. Maj. from G-4 HBBN of the Division, some 116th Infantry 1st Brigade Soldiers." There was also a representative from Fort Riley Veterinary Services and members of the Sustainment Brigade.
In addition children also participated in the effort including 3rd, 7th, 8th and 11th grade students plus a post-high school team that is waiting to join the military.
The volunteers received a compliment from a truck driver. "All the places that the trucker has traveled she advised she'd never seen anyone in any community out doing what we're doing today. She thanked us all for that," said Fitzgerald.
East Chestnut Street is one of the main entrances to Junction City off of Interstate 70.