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River Sweep set for June 19

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Volunteers will converge for annual scouring of banks

By The Staff

PERRY COUNTY - Do you enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, water-skiing, or just sitting on the banks of the Ohio River, enjoying the beautiful scenery associated with the river? If so, you might like to contribute to the annual River Sweep, in which people join at various points along the river to scour its banks of the debris that has accumulated since last year's event. Kenneth Smith, director of the Perry County Recycling Management District, said this year's River Sweepers will work from 9 a.m. until noon June 19, when the district will treat the volunteers to lunch.

Those who cannot be there for the sweep but who would like to help can donate money or supplies for the work or meal, he said. "If you can be of any assistance, give me a call at (812) 547-9787," he urged.