The Edgemont Community Clean Up was a great success! It happened to be one of the warmest days in May, and we were thrilled that mother nature cooperated. The prior week had been filled with snow, so the bright and blue-sky day lifted our spirits and gave us that sunshine glow we were missing. Our tent was set up across from the yummy food truck in the grassy area at the Edgemont Community Association-which made all our volunteers very happy and full.
We were so happy to be there because being a part of the community is an important part of who we are at Edgemont Veterinary Clinic. Our stand had treats and water for all the dogs who came to visit us. We also had some EZ Clean environmentally friendly cleaning products available for purchase (locally made in Alberta!) because, after all, this is an event focused on just that – being environmentally friendly and cleaning up our community! To top it off, we had a gift basket full of pet supplies as a participant draw prize and loads of information about the clinic and the services we offer.
Throughout the day we had many 2- and 4-footed friends drop by to say hi and we had a chance to visit with many wonderful and engaging people from the community. We watched as people dropped off their used goods and bought treasures at the GIANT garage sale. Many people also brought plants for trade at the perennial plant exchange. Items were also being dropped off for recycling, composting and safe waste disposal-it was very rewarding to see everyone doing their part. Everyone was in such good spirits while enjoying the delicious food and company.
We were so pleased to be a part of the many people involved in this event to encourage a recycling habit and pride throughout our community.
Hope to see you all out next year!