BENSON — There’s a bit of a new twist for Brighten the Path’s upcoming city-cleanup effort.

Formed last year after Elton Bowman and Pam Masters grew tired of dodging the strewn rubbish littering the pathways while walking their dog, they decided to do something about it.

And with that, Brighten the Path was born. The couple approached the News-Sun which reported on their plight and endeavor to clean up the city. A few cleanups later, and the group is at it again.

The Benson community is invited Saturday, Oct. 26 to roll up their collective sleeves and give the town a much-needed fall cleaning. The City of Benson and Cochise County have gotten behind Brighten the Path helping support the clean-up endeavors.

While volunteers are treated to lunch and Ice Cream at Old Benson Ice Cream Shop, this week’s event will also feature fare prepared by the Culinary Arts class at St. David High School.

“We’re inviting the entire community this time around,” noted Pam Bowman, “... and we’re hoping for a really good turnout.”

The last effort in the spring resulted in removal of nearly 6,000 pounds of trash and rubble cleared out with the help of 35 volunteers.

“... We need people to walk the streets and alleys and people with trucks and trailers to haul the trash,” noted Bowman. “Bring gloves and a grabber if you have them… bags will be provided.”

Bowman said there is a huge need for volunteers as cleanup day approaches.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the Large Ramada at Lions Park at 7 a.m.

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