Twenty two environmental-friendly volunteers turned out Saturday morning together with Occoquan’s Mayor Earnie Porta and his wife Barbara to pick up litter from the streets and along the banks of the Occoquan River.Prince William County supervisor Michael May came with his little son and so did Gerry Connolly, Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
Claudia Cruise, Occoquan’s Town Clerk helped organize the event together with FOTO’s German and Renate Vanegas who provided refreshments, gloves and trash bags for the hard working volunteers.
Young Sofia Simonian together with her mother Inna Miroshnjkova was so proud of having collected a full bag of trash that she didn’t want to let go of the bag. Among the other volunteers were Barry Dean, Lin & Cletus Schultz, Ernie Ehlinger, Susan Lee-Merrow, Craig Swinford, Betty Dean, DI & JP Cunha, Mark & Lee Hoyland, Ruthann Blum and Judith R. Harris. Together they filled 25 bags of litter.
After the cleanup, a town cookout for the participants followed by a public ceremony dedicating the town pier to Occoquan’s late former treasurer Win Frank.