Saturday morning saw various organizations from around Durant picking up litter along streets to help clean up the city.
Durant Solid Waste Superintendent, Larry Mitchell, put the event together and said, “for the cold and wind today, it was a pretty good turn out.”
Approximately 100 people showed to help pick up the trash. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts joined Silo 4-H, First United, OG&E, Resident Life from SOSU, and individual citizens covered streets along Durant picking up litter.
To end the day, awards and raffle prizes were presented. Awards such as the most unusual item were given out. The most unusual item award went to Mike Davis of Resident Life with an old shopping cart that had been run over. Raffles were handed out to various individuals and excitement sounded throughout the crowd.
The trash-off is a bi-annual event that takes place in Spring and Fall. The next trash-off will be around the beginning of October, according to Mitchell.