Purcellville Town-Wide Clean Up netted over 2,000 pounds of trash

More than 180 volunteers participated in the annual Town-wide Clean Up on Saturday and Sunday, March 20 and 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 Purcellville 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 Grisius. The recorded remarks were emailed to the volunteer group contacts, in lieu of the usual in-person remarks, at Town Hall made to all volunteers before the event.

Over the two-day collection period, volunteers were joined by Mayor Fraser and Council Members Chris Bertaut, Tip Stinnette, Joel Grewe. As groups reported back in, Grisius tallied the number of bags of trash and recycling collected. The full bags were picked up by Pack Rat Hauling who donated their services for the Town-Wide Clean Up.

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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