Perry residents find some fun while cleaning up city

The sound of chainsaws and shovels in the dirt filled the air Saturday in Perry.
PERRY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The sound of chainsaws and shovels in the dirt filled the air Saturday in Perry.

City officials and residents came out to help clean up the city.

"There's nothing wrong with a little sweating and I need to do more of it myself," said Perry Mayor Jimmy Faircloth.

These Perry residents think there's nothing wrong with some hard work.

"A little blood, sweat and tears and that's one of the things we're doing," said City Councilman Willie King.

"My favorite job is to cut the grass," said young volunteer Sean Floyd.

That's what these folks are doing Saturday morning.

"We're cutting a lot of limbs, we're moving stuff out of people's yards when they ask us to to the street and then we're going to have the street department come through next week and get all the stuff out of here," said Faircloth.

Faircloth worked hard on his lawn mower, but he said a few words when he finally took a break.

"It's truly fun to be honest with ya. When you see people pulling together to help people--and a lot of these people can't help themselves--that's the good thing."

It's a good thing for Floyd as well.

"There won't be pollution in the air," said Floyd. "And people houses can just--people want to come to your house. If you have a dirty house, no one will want to come to your house."

The neighborhood clean-up is starting in Sand Hill, but it's hopefully going to expand.

"Our inspectors they came through our community and checked out different sections of our community that need to be cited and cleaned up," said King. "So what they done is came to an agreement that we were going to take care of the community."

King would like to see clean-ups in the future.

"We're teaching our people in our community to feel good about their homes and everything," said King. "And making sure they're keeping the community clean."

They're keeping it clean, but having some fun.

"It's fun because like even though some people's houses are messed up, it's actually fun to actually get to fix it up," said Floyd.

If you want to get involved in the next clean up, give Perry's Office of Economic Development a call at 478-508-1571.
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