The third annual homecoming
clean up, took place Sunday, Oct. 6 at
10 a.m. following homecoming week.
The event is co-sponsored by the
Student Government Association, the
Residence Hall Association, and the
Old Main Neighborhood Association.
“It’s a really positive community
thing where we can get all of the
students together,” said Ryan Specht,
the Student Body President.
A group of over 50 students and
about eight people from the Old
Main Neighborhood Association,
along with members of University
of Wisconsin-Stevens Point athletic
teams, got together and picked up
trash in the neighborhood areas near
“The Old Main Neighborhood
Association are the people that live
within a certain radius of Old Main,
College Ave and Brigs,” said Jenna
Furger, the Communication and
Public Relations Director of SGA.
“They are the homeowners that
actually live there and go to meeting
with students at the university.”
Volunteers met at the Dreyfus
University Center at 10 a.m. where
they listened to a welcome speech
from the Chancellor and Vice
Chancellor before they split into
smaller teams and went off into
different areas near Division, Main
Street and Partners Pub.Everyone was given a pair of
gloves and garbage bags as they
picked up trash along the sidewalks
and in front yards.
All volunteers received a free blue
T-shirt that said “The Aftermath”,
which they wore while cleaning and
picking up trash.
“It’s cool because when you see
the people in the shirts then you can
recognize them because there will
be a lot of people out cleaning up
their own yards, so it’s kind of a cool
way to show it’s student organized,”
Toppers Pizza and Little Caesar’s
Pizza also donated about 20 pizzas
for the volunteers after the cleanup
“We love our student volunteers
and we love it when people come and
help out, so we try to give something
in return,” Specht said.
The community loves the event,
which has continued to grow each year. “Every year so far they have just
loved the energy that students bring
to help clean up. Rain or shine, sleet
or snow, we’re going to be there,”
It didn’t take the crew long to
clean up with all the volunteers that
came out to help.
“Since we had such a large
turnout, it only took from 10
a.m. to 11:30 a.m.,” Furger said.
“Homecoming cleanup was a great