The Town of Benson is preparing for its 5th annual Keep Benson Beautiful clean-up event on Saturday April 25th. Volunteers from across the community will work alongside town employees and elected officials to beautify Benson.
The theme for the weekend is “I Love Benson.” Expected activities include weeding tree boxes along 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, Civic Center Park, Mitchell Nance Park and continued work at the new PK Vyas Park.
Volunteers are asked to assemble in the former Benson Elementary Gymnasium off Lee and Elm Streets by 8:30am this Saturday. Breakfast will be provided courtesy of McDonald’s of Benson, Food Lion and Carlie C’s IGA. Teams of workers, wearing orange NCDOT safety vests, will be assigned tasks and transported to work projects across town.
“The growth and support of Keep Benson Beautiful amazes me,” stated Town Manager Matt Zapp. “I get renewed and energized every spring as our community comes together and works to display their love for Benson.”
Keep Benson Beautiful will be capped with a volunteer lunch and celebration. Volunteers will be treated to pizza, sweet tea and desserts from an array of local restaurants. Each volunteer will also receive a goodie bag filled with promotional items from local merchants.
For additional information, contact the Town of Benson at 919-894-5335 or visit www.townofbenson.com.