More than 500 lb of garbage collected

The Mission Adopt-A-Block's Pick 'n Pub event happened March 17

More than 35 volunteers hit the streets March 17 to pick up litter along Lougheed Highway as part of Adopt-a-Block’s St. Patrick’s Day Pick ‘n Pub event.

The second annual affair was a success, according to organizers as in excess of 500 lb of litter was removed from the stretch of road from Cloverdale Paints to the Mission RCMP station. Some of the more unique finds were car parts, an office chair, soccer ball, clothing and Japanese kids’ books.

Volunteers were feted with a $10 Sunday brunch at Rockwell’s Bar and Grill, plus games and prizes donated by downtown businesses.

The group’s next big event is Earth Day on April 21 at the Adopt-A-Block office. For more information call 604-826-9423.