Teamwork leads to cleaner community



April 1, 2018 - 11:00 PM

LAHARPE — It’s not an easy question to ask your neighbors: “Can we clean up your property?”

But Sharlyn and Floyd Thompson gathered up their nerve to ask their neighbors that very question last year as part of a joint city cleanup project between LaHarpe PRIDE and Thrive Allen County. The goal was to remove hazardous debris, furniture and appliances to improve safety and the city’s appearance.

More often than not, volunteers were turned down. But with persistence, and a little bit of trust, they managed to convince eight out of 26 property owners to allow volunteers to clean their places up.

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