‘Pass It On’ project sees more than 200 volunteers on Saturday
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
May 22, 2013 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Trigg County Hollis Alexander (above) was in a tractor owned by Daniel Hale, dumping flood debris raked and shoveled from Lake Barkley Beach during Pass It On. (Below) Some volunteers powerwashed the bathroom at Lake Barkley Beach Saturday.</i>
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Trigg County Hollis Alexander (above) was in a tractor owned by Daniel Hale, dumping flood debris raked and shoveled from Lake Barkley Beach during Pass It On. (Below) Some volunteers powerwashed the bathroom at Lake Barkley Beach Saturday.

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More than 200 volunteers, most wearing yellow “Pass It On” t-shirts, helped out at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on Saturday, as part of the “Pass It On” project.

“What an uplifting way to end your week,” exclaimed Kentucky Department of Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker.

And because of the volunteer efforts, the state park will receive extra funding and attention from the state.

Beth Mann of WKDZ says she and others involved with Leadership Trigg hope the project will result in a renewed pride in the state park. With 202 people who actually logged in, and several others who didn’t but showed up for work, there were probably about 225 people out there, not counting the City, County and local farming staff who worked prior, which would probably put that number at above 250, she said.

With all of the available manpower, Mann described involvement in the Saturday event as “over the top.”

“We would like to make this an annual event, it’s something that needs to happen from year to year,” said Mann. “I don’t know that it will be grand scale, where we’re doing the whole park. We’ll probably target specific areas that the park needs extra help on, but there’s no question that it was successful for every party involved.”

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