Local Students Make a Difference Through the “Earth Day, Everyday” Project

Leos club volunteers stand in front of the Barren County court-
house with six bags of trash they collected. Pictured, from left,
Ashley Wright, Brooklyn Lile, Grace Lowe, Garret Towe, Olivia
Stanley, and Jayden Aument. 
On April 22, nationally recognized as Earth Day, members of the Barren County Leos Club participated in a community clean up around the Barren County Courthouse and side streets of the local square.
Several weeks before the cleanup, the Leos club members met to discuss and plan the project. The group which consisted of Barren County students Nathaniel Baines, Jayden Aument, Makayla Aument, Brooklyn Lile, Laurel Mayes, and Grace Lowe along with students from Glasgow High School Olivia Stanley and Garrett Towe. They decided on a service project that was based on Earth Day and would benefit the community.
Leos club members Jayden Aument and Garret 
Towe pick up trash on one of the streets near the
Glasgow square. 
With gloved hands filled with boxes of trash bags, the students met in front of the Fine Arts Bistro on the Glasgow square and begin their clean up. They broke into two groups and began picking up trash that was left around the courthouse.
When asked about the importance of the cleanup, Glasgow High School Junior Olivia Stanley said, “It is important because we need to sustain the beauty that Glasgow has to offer. Our square is so iconic and beautiful and needs to be taken care of.”

 

Along with the community clean-up, the Leos Club members also designed an Earth Day shirt to sell. All the proceeds from the shirt sales went to the Gtown Soul Swales project, a community garden ran by Latoya Drake, which supplies the local soup kitchen with fresh produce and allows anyone in the community to get fresh food for free.


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