WAUSAU - This was the sixth year that the event was held at various places in Marathon County. Volunteers were picking up trash to better their communities at 35 locations. Many local groups were involved.
"Faith Christian Academy and Hope Life Center, and there's other businesses and groups within the city of Wausau," said volunteer Dave Arends.
Families like the Arends think it's important to show their support for a cleaner community.
Arends used to work for Chuck Ghidorzi who started the event six years ago. Bringing the community together was one of the goals of the event.
"Chuck likes to get out and be a part of the community," said Arends.
"I think the community is definitely involved, and they definitely care about what's going on here," said Arends.
Volunteers hope that picking trash we see on the ground will be something everyone does throughout the year.
"It's nice to keep your community clean, and there are places where you go in the country where they don't do that and you can see the different. You know, I think we need to take care of the world we have," said Arends.