Two Taylor County citizens, frustrated with the illegal dumping of garbage, decided to organize an event, in conjunction with Taylor County Project HOP2E, to shed a light on the growing issue.
Sherri and Louis Friend were instrumental in organizing the first-ever Thornton Trash Bash, which was held on Saturday.
Despite the heavy rain and storms that moved through the area, S. Friend said that they felt really good about the turnout of people at the event.
“We were very happy with the community’s turnout for the bash,” shared S. Friend. “Throughout the day, we had probably 50 people who came to see what we were offering.”
During the bash, volunteers took the time to help pick up litter along Route 50, near the old Thornton School, and Tygart Valley Watershed volunteers took part in a creek clean-up.
Vendors were set up selling goods, and Nanny’s Ice Cream was present, offering a cool treat, on the humid summer day.
Guests were able to grab some food, while they visited booths or gathered information about the importance of recycling and properly disposing of trash.
In addition, Taylor County Project HOP2E held a food distribution, for families in need…