For Keep Benson Beautiful’s 8th year, more than 80 volunteers joined town staff and elected officials in cleaning up some key areas. A large group, including a team from Walgreens, scoured roadsides along Chicopee Road, North Johnson Street, Main Street, South Lee Street, and South Elm Street.
Saturday morning, Benson Mayor Jerry Medlin led a group of South Johnston Optimist Club members to clean and organize the Johnston County Partnership for Children classrooms at South Lee Street, while another large group — including scouts from Cub Scout Pack 19 and Boy Scout Troop 19 — made their way to Benson’s Dog Park to freshen up the small and large dog runs.
Litter was lifted, limbs and sticks were stacked, mulch was spread, and plants were watered.
Prizes from a long list of sponsors were handed out to volunteers to conclude the event.