Last Friday morning, I decided to take a different route back to my residence, going from Vandergrift through East Vandergrift to Apollo.
While driving through East Vandergrift, I noticed 10 to 12 teenagers walking along the side of the road wearing red vests. I wondered where they were going and what they were doing.
When I reached the edge of East Vandergrift, to my surprise and delight I noticed bags of trash and vehicle tires piled at various locations along the road.
Those teenagers had spent the morning cleaning the berms along Sheridan Road.
Unfortunately, I do not know the group or project they represented, but I want to thank and commend them for their service to the community.
We need more of those types of activities.
In fact, last year I tried to get a similar project going for Red Onion Hill Road in Oklahoma, which is in dire need of attention.
But I was met with roadblocks and brush-offs from various government agencies.
Again, thanks to the unknown youth group for the work it did and the positive impact it made in the community.
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