Columbia volunteers clean up Rock Quarry Road
COLUMBIA - Dozens of volunteers spread out on Rock Quarry Road Saturday morning to clean up litter.
The event, which was part of the University of Missouri's Step Forward Day, was aimed at beautifying the area.
Volunteers were comprised of MU students, most of them were freshmen.
Clara Dow, one of the leaders for the group, said it was about giving back.
"It's good to remember that, we all go Mizzou, but there's a whole community around us that we need to help out and get involved with" Dow said. "It looks pretty good, I think."
"This is something I really wanted to do just to make a difference," said Tony Huinh, a MU freshman. "It's about making a change. In order to make a change, we've got to start today."
Leigh Britt, Neighborhood Services Manager for the city of Columbia, said two groups spread out along Rock Quarry to cover more ground.
Dow said the group ran into one obstacle, but recovered quickly.
"We didn't all have vests right away," she said. "We just played team-building games before."
The clean-up finished shortly before noon after almost two hours of work.