The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board is holding a Rexburg Days Community Clean Up behind the old Kmart on May 4 from 4-6 p.m.
“The motivation behind this event is to create community service opportunities for people in the community and to bring the community together,” said Mary Flanary who oversees the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board.
The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board is a group of youth from the city of Rexburg who work to strengthen the relationship between the youth and the community through communication and working with the mayor and community leaders, according to rexburg.org. The board members volunteer many hours to organize and carry out events and service projects to promote their council such as the Rexburg Days Community Clean Up.
For the Rexburg Days Community Clean Up, they will be clearing rocks from the new soccer and football field, according to rexburg.org. This project is held annually and has been held for multiple years now.
Flanary said that each year, they give out T-shirts to the first 100 people who show up to the event, and they plan on doing that this year, too.
“We have a great turn out each year and we always give out all our shirts so we have at least 100 people each year,” Flanary said. “We want the Star Wars theme, and so the shirts have that theme on the back.”
Everyone is the community is invited and encouraged to go to this event.
“I think it is a good idea that they are holding this event to go the extra mile to help provide community service,” said Alyssa Frazier, a senior studying child development. “It is something that I will definitely go to because I want to help my community.”
All those who attend are encouraged to bring gloves and buckets to help with the project.