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May 9, 2012

Resident Council leads initiative to "Keep America Beautiful"

This Friday, Hopewell residents, staff and volunteers will head into the center of Mesopotamia to pick up litter in support of the "Keep America Beautiful" campaign. Organized by Hopewell's Resident Council, the group plans to clean up the park in the center of town, nearby playground and baseball field and the grassy area's surrounding the Mespo Fire Department.

Candace Carlton, Hopewell's Compliance Officer and Clinical Manager, facilitates the resident-run council meetings and said the idea came about in the spirit of giving back. "We wanted to do volunteer work for our larger community of Mesopotamia. Residents spend a lot of time in town - attending the Memorial Day parade, Ox Roast and other events each year and they are also regular patrons of the Commons (Mespo's General Store)," she said.

Participation in the Hopewell community is a key factor in our residents recovery, and incorporating additional opportunities where we can give back to our neighbors who have supported us adds a different element to the daily experiences residents encounter on the farm.

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