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Posted on: April 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Volunteers Picked Up More Than 2,000 Pounds of Trash During Town-Wide Clean Up

PURCELLVILLE, Va. April 9, 2021 — More than 180 volunteers participated in the annual Town-wide Clean Up on Saturday, March 20 and Sunday, March 21. Over the course of the two-day period, volunteers picked up 216 bags of trash and recycling throughout the Town of Purcellville. The grand total of everything collected was 2,100 pounds.   


This effort is conducted annually in partnership with Keep Loudoun Beautiful. The Purcellville-area leader, Clay Grisius, organized the effort with support from Town staff. This year’s effort required extra planning and coordination to ensure that COVID safety protocols were followed, which is why the event spanned two days instead of one. A variety of other changes were made this year, including a recorded message from Mayor Kwasi Fraser and Clay. The recorded remarks were emailed to the volunteer group contacts in lieu of the usual in-person remarks historically made to all volunteers at the start of the event. 


Over the two-day collection period, volunteers were joined by Mayor Fraser and Council Members Tip Stinnette, Joel Grewe, and Chris Bertaut. As groups reported back in, Clay tallied the number of bags of trash and recycling collected. The full bags were picked up by Pack Rat Hauling which generously donated its services for this important effort. 


Thank you to Clay Grisius and his family, all of the volunteers, and Pack Rat Hauling for helping clean up Purcellville. 

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