Church members help beautify Paxton

PAXTON — About 20 people representing several Paxton churches pitched in to help clean up various areas in town on Saturday.

The group met at Pells Park, where the Rev. Jimm Wood convened the group. He quoted the book of Zechariah, in which God told his followers not to mock small beginnings.

Wood said Saturday’s effort was a small beginning but that bigger things can come from it. He said people were there because they cared about Paxton.

Assignments were arranged. Some went to various city parks to pick up trash and brush, others to clean up downtown alleys and others to both sides of the railroad cut to clean along the top.

Mayor Bill Ingold, joined by his wife, Lynn, and others, headed to Majestic Park, where they weeded and filled Ingold’s truck with dandelions and other weeds.

No one counted the bags when the trash clean-up was complete, but there was a good pickup truck load.

Wood and the Rev. Tom Anders of the Paxton Church of Christ organized the event and invited other residents — church members or not — to participate.

Categories (3):News, Environment, Religion
Location (3):Local, Paxton, Ford County

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