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Group aims to make Ardmore litter-free

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Litter along an Ada sidewalk. (KTEN) Litter along an Ada sidewalk. (KTEN)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- Throwing away trash isn't a hard task to complete, but sometimes it never makes it to the dumpster.

One Ardmore woman decided she wanted to do something about the litter in Ardmore, and it all started with a drive to work.

"Started noticing it wasn't always as up kept as I thought it should be, especially for a public building, so we started picking up there,” said Margaret Ward.

Ward started what would be known as the Ardmore Clean Team. This Facebook group started small, but has really gained quite the following.

"It just blew up from there. I started a little page on Facebook, had about ten members, and now we have over nine hundred,” said Ward.

It's a group of citizens aware of the trash problem in their community, and eager to make a difference. With the second Dash for Trash event approaching they're hoping to spread the message even further.

"To spread that passion and clean up the environment in our hometown,” Ward said.

Dash for Trash is an event where people form teams to see who can pick up the most trash. There are even prizes for the winners.

Dana Capshaw is a member of the Ardmore Clean Team. She said this event is a good way for people to see how big of an issue litter really is.

"And it's where we try to bring the community together and bring awareness about the trash problem in our community,” she said.

This event takes place Saturday October 13.

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