2009-04-30 / Local & State

Caravan Classes Pick Up Trash

Pictured are members of the Caravan classes who participated in trash pickup. Pictured are members of the Caravan classes who participated in trash pickup. On Wednesday, April 22, members of the Caravan classes from Pleasant Ridge Church of the Nazarene in Harrisonville picked up trash along Route 655 for approximately two miles. The group included Jacob Swope and Nathan Leedy from the Adventurers class, with guides Tim and Jeanne Leedy and Erin Post, Zach Scott and Abby Landers from the Explorers class, with guides Sue Swope, Kelsi Swope and Taylor Ardiel.

The project was completed on Earth Day as a part of their community service for their merit badges.

The children divided into two groups along with Caravan guides to accomplish the project, which took them about an hour. They collected at least a dozen bags of trash. Leo Swope assisted the program by getting the trash bags, gloves, vests and removal of trash collected through PennDOT.

Caravan is open to all area children 4 years old through sixth grade. The program has been in existence for the last 15 years, and has been educating children on physical, mental and social well-being from a biblical perspective. This program allows children to earn badges and complete projects similar to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts and is not limited to the members of the congregation. The Caravan program will be coming to a close for the current year the latter part of May, but will resume in September. The classes meet on Wednesday even-ings at 7:00 p.m. in the church basement. All area children are welcome to attend.

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