SHAMOKIN — A gritty, determined crew of 30 volunteers braved inclement weather conditions on a rain-soaked Sunday afternoon to help clean up the Fifth Ward. Despite the foul weather, the cleanup was a huge success, volunteers said, as two large truckloads of trash were collected and removed.

The cleanup effort, which was organized by Cameron Murray and her husband, Dave Long, began shortly after 1 p.m. at the Shamokin Street Playground. Volunteers gathered around Murray to hear her instructions and receive their marching orders prior to embarking on their designated routes.

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I for one cant thank you all enough for doing this. God bless you all! Its amazing how much can be done when a small group of caring people get together.

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