FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2017, 4:00 p.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402.872.2429
Peru, Nebraska – Despite a heavy downpour Friday morning, Peru State students flocked to Peru’s City Hall for hard work and community service. Over muffins, cookies and doughnuts donated by community members, President Dan Hanson and City Manager Cindy Moran explained the city-wide clean-up process to the gathered students.
The rain continued to pour as students walked or drove to pick up trash and debris around town. Some students picked up litter on the side of the roads while others took away appliances, building materials and other junk to dumpsters provided near Peru State College and the City’s shop.
The City of Peru Facebook page writes, “A huge THANK YOU shout-out to Peru State College and their student athletes, cheerleaders, etc. for the hard work they put forth during the city-wide clean-up. Even in the rain, these wonderful volunteers came out and picked up trash and hauled 75 truck loads of junk! Again, thank you for this partnership in an effort to make Peru a beautiful place to call home!”
Hanson adds, “This is a great partnership the City and College have made to beautify our community. I am always proud that our students give back, but I recognize that it was more difficult in today’s cold rain to show up and work hard. Thank you to everyone involved.”
More than 90 Peru State students and staff participated in the clean-up efforts.