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Citizens Seize shovels, Rakes, & Bags Take To The City Streets To Roundup The Mess

It was a busy day in downtown Dillon as citizens and organizations took to the streets to help clean up in time for summer. Downtown Dillon Cleanup Day was the idea of the Dillon Merchants Association. They came up with a way to do community service to the town as well as help getting it cleaned up for summer.

Ron Carroll proposed the idea to Mayor McGinly and director of operation Todd Hazelbaker on having the city join in on the cleanup. The city provided garbage bags, vests, and cones for the cleanup. The mayor drove around on a side by side with his two little helpers and delivered water to those who were working and thirsty. Along with City Council members Diane Armstrong and Stephen Sievert who also took part in today’s cleanup.

Some people helping with the cleanup noticed many old flyers and pamphlets that had been scattered throughout the town as they cleaned. A good reminder if you place flyers or pamphlets on people’s vehicles they just end up as trash in the town.

With a couple hours of hard labor by business owners, members of our community, miscellaneous organizations, along with cadets from the Montana Youth Challenge Dillon looks a little less run down and a lot more inviting for those who drive through the town.

The cleanup was followed up with a BBQ at the Elks Lodge with the food being donated by Town and Country Foods, Judy Siring of Farmers Union, Reeser’s.

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