Good Hope Mayor Corey Harbison plans to clean up his town Saturday, but he could use some help.

“We’re trying to ask everybody to participate,” Harbison said.

The town of Good Hope will host its first area-wide clean up beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants should gather beforehand at Good Hope High School. Trash bags donated to the event will be provided.

“This will be a good opportunity to clean up Good Hope,” Harbison said.

Harbison said four pickup trucks would be available to transport participants around the town.

“We’ll divide the town up into four sections,” Harbison said. “We may not get every road but we’ll try to cover every bit of it.”

Harbison said the clean up idea developed a few weeks ago after several Good Hope High School students asked council members what they could do to repay their generosity. The council donated $30,000 to the local school system in January.

“They asked what they could do to give back to the town and we felt this would be the best for the town,” Harbison said.

Along with several student clubs, members of the Southwest Water Company have volunteered their time and pickup truck to the event. Southwest Water currently manages the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

Harbison said several town employees and a couple of council members would participate as well.

“We just want to do some spring cleaning,” Harbison said. “We’ve already started to bushhog the roads ... we’re just trying to get everything under control.”

‰ Patrick McCreless can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at 734-2131 ext. 270.

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