City of Fort Morgan employees, friends and family members braved a chilly morning last Saturday, Sept. 28, to participate in a Community Clean Up Challenge as part of the city’s Employee Wellness Program.
More than two dozen City of Fort Morgan employees, family and friends participated in a Community Clean Up Challenge as part of the employee wellness program last weekend. The participants covered 54 city blocks and gathered 35 bags of trash.
About 28 city workers along with family members and friends gathered early Saturday morning at the City Park Gazebo. Groups set out on two-mile routes in the city limits and covered 54 city blocks, hauling in around 35 bags of trash.
As part of the event, the volunteers were asked to keep an eye out for the weirdest pieces of trash, and the crews did not disappoint. An action figure, a tool, a bear whistle, two middle school IDs, and $20.25 were some of the findings during the two-hour event.
“We wanted to come up with a wellness challenge that would have an impact on our city as a whole,” said city Human Resources Director Susan Kurk, one of the organizers of the event. “An event like this serves the greater community as well as getting our employees out for a nice brisk walk as part of our Wellness Program.”
The employees earned time off for the efforts through the city’s Wellness Program, walked about 7,000 steps each and had some warm pizza after the event.
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Fort Morgan Recreation Superintendent Steve Samson, in center facing camera, briefs cleanup crew members before the city employee Community Clean Up Challenge on Saturday.