Brutal temperatures didn't stop the Wentzville Board of Aldermen from giving back to their community on July 3.
Ward 1 Alderman Cheryl Kross organized an evening trash pickup for the section of roadway adopted by the board as part of Wentzville's Adopt-A-Street program.
The aldermen and a group of friends cleared trash from a section of Pitman Avenue that the board sponsors.
The city's website gives details of the program, encouraging businesses, neighborhood and civic organizations, church and school groups, or families to sign up. Supervised children may also participate.
Groups in the program are asked to make a two-year commitment to pick up trash along their selected street four times a year. The group is recognized with signage after the group's first pickup and also in the city newsletter.
"Programs like these are a fantastically simple way for groups and individuals to 'give back' to their communities, don't take a lot of time, and produce an immediately visible result," Ward 2 Alderman Chris Gard told Patch.
Gard also applauded Kross' effort in organizing the event.
Instructions and forms for the Adopt-A-Street Program are available on the city's website.