Peru State continues Adopt-a-Block program in City of Peru

Peru State continues Adopt-a-Block program in City of Peru

Peru, Nebraska – Eight Peru State College student organizations have adopted blocks in the City of Peru on which to pick up litter.  The litter pick-up follows the winter weather, but is ahead of the annual City-Wide Clean-up.

Standing in front of a community home with bags of trash.

Phi Beta Lambda students: (left to right) Dawn Castle, Rozlyn Cole, Spencer Kerwin, Lindsay Harlow, Rachael Cole, Sara Granfors, Brooke Hays and Camie Stratman.

Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications, said, “Cleaning up our beautiful community is an important part of living with our neighbors. Thank you to all the students that participated.”

The Adopt-A-Block Program prioritizes blocks closest to campus in the belief that those areas see the most traffic and litter. Some groups may still be planning cleanup activities for their block.

Lindsay Harlow, president of Phi Beta Lambda, writes, “It feels great to be about to give back to the community we all live in. By participating in Adopt-A-Block we hope it betters the community.”

“Sometimes it’s the small efforts that make the biggest differences.”

Noah Harvey, president of Rotaract, adds, “I think that it is important that students, faculty and staff invest in the community where our campus is located – and Adopt-A-Block does an excellent job achieving that.”

Participating groups include Campus Activities Board, Lambda Alpha Epislon, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Lambda, PILOT Club, the Red Cross Club, Rotaract and Student Success Services. Other clubs are still welcome to participate.

Student organizations will continue with plans for their usual Adopt-a-Mile cleanup on Highway 67, etc. The annual collaborative clean-up with the City of Peru is scheduled for Friday, April 27.

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