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Trail East cleanup continues
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Kids of the Community offered many helping hands during the last River Trail East cleanup day. Pictured front row from left, are Payton Narramore, Patrick Snider and Kids of the Community director Barry Dishman. Back row are Jayden Young, Saydee McCormick, Bryson Ashmore, Jaylynn Desantiago, Joseph Juarez, Shelby Narramore and Pat Bigbee. Not pictured are Mia Pascal, Landon Pascal, Kaden Pascal, Deshawn Bennett, Marlinda Pena and Eli Pena.

Work continued Saturday on River Trail East with volunteers helping in the endeavor.
Volunteers met at 9 a.m. on Oct. 7 at Rocket Park to improve a section of the new River Trail East, an extension of River Trail North.
“Eight adults and 16 non-adults worked until about 1 o’clock,” said Wally Bigbee. “Mike and Nancy Garretson, James Martin, Bill Smallman and Calun Perkins used hand tools to level side slopes of the trail.
Kids of the Community director Barry Dishman used a chainsaw to cut invasive privet plants. Standing a safe distance away, many Kids of the Community children then removed the cut brush and stacked it for removal. 
Richard Abadie and Master Gardeners Tina Smock and Dale and Roy McDaniel used weed cutters to clear a six-foot-wide trail corridor.
Trail directional signs are expected to be delivered and installed soon. 
Work is sponsored by the city of McMinnville, the Greenway Council and Friends of the Greenway.
Wally Bigbee coordinated the volunteer workday. Anyone who has interest in working on the trails may call him at 473-5968.
“Thanks to all who worked,” said Bigbee.
The next volunteer workday on the trail has not been scheduled.