Our hail and hearty group met on this last Saturday in October to complete our semi annual ODOT cleanup commitment. Given the cold, drizzle and threat of rain, we were delighted to get such a wonderful turnout of seventeen people. Our group met at the traditional Highway 20 location, about ten miles south of Sisters.
Richards donuts and fresh brewed Starbucks coffee, kept dry under the makeshift "tent," fueled the group. The dedicated bunch headed out to collect roadside trash and debris, filling the bright yellow ODOT bags. Knowing that "trash" prizes were on the line, along with Pete's hidden cash prizes plus HDRPC keychain provided enthusiastic incentives. Congratulations to David Gentry for winning the prize for "heaviest bag of trash" and to Jerry Kolb for finding the wooden painted arrow directional sign, which won the prize for the "most unusual/unique item found." By the end of the morning the sign had already been recycled by a member of the group. Seven of the eight one dollar bills hidden by Pete and the keychain were located. The group had quite the fun time looking through bags, assisting Prudence Hammett in finding that French fries container in her bag, which contained Pete's hidden $10.00 bill. Pete does keep us motivated indeed!! Congratulations to one and all for a successful morning.
We look forward to having you join our group for the next cleanup Saturday in the Spring of 2017. It is a fun, social and relaxed time when we do something worthwhile for our beautiful community. Our club is dedicated to this semi annual obligation and it's desire to assist in keeping our Central Oregon highways green and clean.
With our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful Saturday group. Your efforts on a wet and dreary morning were greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you next time.
John and Eleanor Donohue