Enderby pitches in to beautify city

Residents are getting behind the inaugural Our Enderby Clean-Up Challenge Saturday

Residents are getting behind the inaugural Our Enderby Clean-Up Challenge Saturday.

M.V. Beattie Elementary, A.L. Fortune Secondary and the Enderby Fire Department have all decided to participate in the clean-up event.

“This event has received a ton of great support from local community groups.  Everyone is really looking forward to making this an annual event for our great little community,” said Coun. Greg McCune.

Students will help to beautify and clean the community during school hours in the days prior to the event while the fire department will hose down parking lots Saturday.

The Enderby Lions Club is organizing an appreciation barbecue for participants in Belvidere Park at 1:30 p.m.

“Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras to snap photos of themselves or others cleaning up the community, and then share these photos via social media,” said McCune.

“Participants can share their photos and experiences through the Our Enderby Facebook page or the Twitter hashtag #EnderbyCleanUp.”

Individuals, groups and businesses throughout the community who wish to participate in the challenge will meet in the city hall parking lot at 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

The clean-up will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the appreciation barbecue will follow at 1:30 p.m.

Participants will be provided with gloves, garbage bags and hand-wipes but are also encouraged to bring their own supplies such as gardening gloves or brooms.