Operation Beautification deemed success
Sackville’s first-ever Operation Beautification event was a success, with more than a dozen local organizations, school groups and businesses playing a part in cleaning up their community last Wednesday.
“There was a large variety of different groups who came out to help,” said Deanna Cadman, co-ordinator with the town’s recreation programs and special events department. “And you can notice a big difference looking around town now.”
Operation Beautification replaces the former Clean Sweep, an event which had begun to see participation dwindle over the years. This year, the aim was to invite schools, daycares, businesses and community groups to get involved in the initiative.
Gloves and garbage bags were available all day at town hall and groups were encouraged to clean up various streets and parks.
Canadian Wildlife Service staff and their families were the biggest contributors to this year’s Operation Beautification, with 20 individuals participating and collecting 14 bags of garbage and four bags of recyclables.
“We’re just hoping next year we can bring even more people on board ... and make it even bigger and better,” said Cadman.