FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Pitching in for picking up. Approximately 5,000 volunteers participated in Fort Worth’s 29th Annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup on Saturday.
The event was hosted by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful, and started at 8 a.m. in various meeting spots across the city.
Volunteers for this year’s event included 4-H groups, Boy Scouts, neighborhood communities, the Glencrest Civic League and representatives from the City of Fort Worth Code Compliance Department and Bank of America.
Following the cleanup, the annual Earth Party was held at Sundance Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Houston Street.
The Earth Party was a “zero-waste event,” according to a press release. Everything generated from the event is either recyclable or is composted.
Those who attended the party, which was free and open to the public, were able to visit more than 40 educational booths from nonprofit and local businesses.
At the party was also entertainment by a stomp-band called ‘Vocal Trash.’
Fort Worth’s Animal Care & Control mobile adoption van was also at Earth Party with furry friends looking for their forever homes.
Here’s a few pictures of the cleanup from CBS 11 viewer Julie Napier:
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