By Kathy Sherwood

People gathered Saturday morning September 29th to help with the river clean-up to kick off the Upper Red River Restoration Project.


Don Richardson, president of the Gates Rogers Foundation, Inc. and Mayor Roger Rorie greeted people as they arrived.


A large group of eager participants gathered around to hear Joy DeClerk, project manager with the Nature Conservancy, explain the various phases of the project.


Bags, gloves, claws for grasping and hand santitizers were available for volunteers to use as everyone headed to the river to begin the clean up.


We were pleased to have a group of college students from Conway join us for the day.

To wrap up the day, Jason Hayes with First Service Bank grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for all to enjoy.


What a fun day!