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Athens Refresh: Students needed to clean up Palmer Street

As fest season comes to an end, it’s important to recognize the helping hands after the party. 

Ohio University students are making a great effort to refresh the streets of Athens by implementing a community cleanup after the annual tradition.

Their next target is Palmer Fest. After a successful cleanup on Mill, the next project will take place on Sunday, April 21, and more volunteers are wanted.

The leader of this initiative, Barb Harrison, says, "We hope to get student volunteers, as many as possible, so that students will have an opportunity to give back to the community they enjoy and many grow to love." 

If you are interested in giving back to your community or need service hours, meet the group at noon on Sunday behind McCracken Hall. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. After the cleanup, volunteers will enjoy a free cookout. 

Harrison is the assistant director of Off-Campus Living and the cleanup effort is one form of the program's community outreach. In response to the program's goals, Harrison explains, "Part of our goals are to respond to the needs of the community and fests have an impact on our city."