Beatty-Mulhausen Park was filled with volunteers Saturday morning, as groups from across Jones joined forces to participate in the Great American Cleanup. An event affiliated with Keep Oklahoma Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, it is a litter cleanup initiative with over 15,000 communities participating nationwide. A total of 15 bags of trash were removed from various areas across town, including 2nd Street from Sonic to the High School, 4th Street from Main to the High School, and 6th street from Georgia to Montana. Beatty-Mulhausen Park also received a face-lift with pressure washing around the main pavilion and litter removal throughout the park.
The event was originally scheduled in April, but concerns due to COVID-19 delayed the cleanup efforts. Despite the heat, over 20 volunteers participated in the event, bringing groups from the Jones FFA Chapter, the Jones Board of Trustees, the Jones Park Committee, the Queen Bees, and Fitness Unlimited.
Several local businesses joined in the effort, providing food and water for the workers. Donations were provided by Fitness Unlimited, Jones Family Dentistry, and Sturdi Stitches. A special thanks to Nicole Glenn with the Jones Park Committee for coordinating this effort.