The Town of Benson held its 5th annual Keep Benson Beautiful clean-up event on Saturday. A total of 87 volunteers, town employees and elected officials worked to beautify Benson, completing a total of 261 hours of work.
The theme for the weekend was, “I Love Benson.” Completed activities included weeding tree boxes across the historic Main Street district, planting of flowers at Mary Duncan Public Library and the Benton Corner, picking up debris/trash along roadways in town, cleaning of the grounds at Town Hall, Mitchell Nance Park and continued work at the new PK Vyas Park.
“Despite the threat of rain, we had an excellent turnout,” stated Matt Zapp, Town Manager. “It is exciting to see such heartfelt community pride in action. Benson is a wonderful town filled with wonderful folks. In fact, we believe that Benson is the Best Small Town in North Carolina.”
The Keep Benson Beautiful campaign will return in spring of 2016.