Over fifty volunteers turned out Saturday, April 8, to join with the Town Restoration Association of Caddo (TRAC) in the Bryan County “Trash Off”. Individuals, civic organizations, sports teams, and church groups worked together to clean up Caddo and collected nearly 400 trash bags filled with roadside litter. The First Baptist Church youth team volunteered their time, as well as teams from Craighead’s, and the REX II Theater. There were also some volunteers who worked on Friday because of schedule conflicts. In addition to paper and cans, many larger items such as tires, chairs, refrigerators, and limbs were collected for disposal.
Volunteers met at the downtown pavilion at 8:00am despite strong winds and a definite drop in temperature. Workers fanned out to their assigned blocks and worked until noon. Then they enjoyed free hotdogs, drinks, cookies, and some much deserved rest. Shamrock Bank, The Caddo Masonic Lodge, The Civic and Cemetery Club, The Caddo Community Association, and The First Baptist Church helped with donations, food, and service. The Caddo Fire Department even displayed their new truck for everyone to enjoy. Everyone agreed it was a worthy cause and plans are already underway to make next year’s Trash Off an even bigger success.
Several children worked during the days before the Trash Off and placed flyers on resident's doors. They were rewarded with gift certificates from Craighead's and movie tickets from the REX II.