By Tim Leeds/Havre Daily Newsemail@example.com
Saturday is a day dedicated to cleaning up Havre, and event organizer Kim Cripps is hoping many people turn out to help.
"People can take a walk and pick up a bag and pick up some trash for us. It will be a beautiful day tomorrow," Cripps said this morning.
Havre Pride, a twice-a-year cleanup sponsored by the Havre Area Chamber of Commerce, starts at 8:30 a.m. and runs to noon.
Cripps said she especially needs volunteers to oversee youths who are performing court-ordered community service at Havre Pride.
"We work with the probation office to have the kids give back for community service, so we need volunteers," Cripps said.
People who want to supervise the youths can meet them between 8:30 and 9 a.m. just north of Sixth Avenue Memorial Field.
Cripps said trash needs to be picked up all over town, but she has noticed some areas that require special attention: Second Street from about Fifth Avenue West to Kmart and Bullhook Road from Rod's Drive-In to Havre High School.
People should pay special attention to alleys and areas around businesses, she added.
Last spring Havre Pride focused on the east end of town along U.S. Highway 2. Cripps said that area is looking much better, but once again could use some work.
"It is looking better around the community. Our efforts are paying off. There is less trash on the streets," Cripps said.
She said people need to have Havre Pride spirit all the time.
"We need people to pick up," Cripps said, "every day all year long."
Local restaurants are once again supporting the effort, supplying coupons that will be given out for every full bag of trash returned. The participating restaurants are listed on the coupons.
The points to pick up trash bags and drop them off when filled are at the Sixth Avenue field, Noon's in Highland Park and The Shop Around the Corner in North Havre.