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Burlington residents tidy up

BURLINGTON-- Some came to browse through the articles on sale. Some came to get rid of junk they didn't need anymore. Still others came to lend a hand however they could.

Friday and Saturday was the

annual community cleanup and rummage sale at the Burlington Fire Department. The event was a joint effort by the Concerned Citizens of Burlington, the Burlington-Fayette Volunteer Fire Department and the Fayette Township trustees.

Concerned Citizens of Burlington President Harriet Ramsey said the proceeds every year go to pay for various community projects, such as playground equipment and a new gazebo at the community park.

"The community is always needing something and we try to get it done," Ramsey said. "We're working for a better place for people to live and children to play."

Ramsey pointed out that every street in Burlington now has a street sign, paid for by such fund- raisers.

Event chairman Patricia Miller agreed.

"We pick out a project and go to work on it," Miller said.

She hoped to raise $1,000 during the two-day event.

The cleanup and rummage sale brought out not only civic leaders, but also area residents and even businesses that wanted to see a prettier Burlington.

Hatcher's Greenhouse donated flowers for the commons area and for planter boxes at village limits.

Saturday was capped off with a cookout at the community commons for all of the volunteers. Teresa Moore/The Ironton Tribune