Ava Summer School cleans up Vera Cruz
On June 30, 2004, summer school students from Ava Middle School
cleaned up at Vera Cruz. Students of Jason Puryear and Velma
Shortt, in cooperation with Mary Chipps, VISTA Community Youth
Program Coordinator with Extension/4-H, picked up trash at
the Missouri Department of Conservation Public Use Area, making
a positive impact on the picnic areas, roads & along the
banks of Hunter Creek at Vera Cruz.
The day before the field trip, the students
heard an informative talk given by Tim Carr from the Missouri
Department of Conservation. He told them about the area and
inspired them to action on the trash problem there. Ava High
School students Lyndsey Porter and Kelse Bray each volunteered
during the day to help make it a safe and enjoyable outing.