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Volunteers clean up Antietam Creek in annual Rubbish Roundup

September 30, 2011
  • Volunteers Lea Ann Hudson and Kristin Aleshire float downstream with a load of trash during the Antietam Creek Watershed Alliances sixth annual Rubbish Roundup.
Photo by Merry Stinson

FUNKSTOWN — More than 50 volunteers pulled mounds of trash from the Antietam Creek during the Antietam Creek Watershed Alliance’s sixth annual Rubbish Roundup on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Despite high water, cool weather and occasional sprinkles, volunteers filled a dump truck with trash. They also piled metal objects in a pickup truck and collected multiple bags of plastic bottles, aluminum cans and other recyclables.

Noteworthy items pulled from the creek included an automotive crankshaft and drive shaft, a mini-bike and a shopping cart basket.

Hagerstown Community College students Gregorio Hidrobo and Antoine Hall won a trophy for the most unusual item pulled from the creek — a baby doll.

For more information, call Stefanie Boss at 301-509-2334 or email her at sboss49@att.net.

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