Manteo sparkles for the holidays after fall litter pick-up

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The Town of Manteo sparkles because of dedicated volunteers, Town Commissioners and staff who participated in the 16th annual Town of Manteo Litter Pick-up on Saturday, November 13.

The event is held in honor of Rodney “Crow” Murray, a long-time employee of the Town of Manteo. Many thanks to the more than 60 plus volunteers who worked hard picking up litter alongside the Town Commissioners and staff on a beautiful Outer Banks Day.

With a spirit of community and friendship, people of all ages, families, neighborhood team leaders, and groups gave the Town of Manteo a thorough fall cleaning. Groups included the Boy Scout Troop 165, Girl Scouts, Mount Olivet Children and Youth, NC Coastal Federation, Rotarians, Manteo High School students, Go Far, and many others.

The day was kicked off with coffee from Front Porch Café and donuts from Dunkin.

Litter items picked up included plastic bags, countless cigarette butts, cans, glass, cups, paper, and waterfront and marsh debris.

Some pretty interesting litter was found, and those who found the most unusual litter received gift certificates from Downtown Books in Manteo. Great job everyone!

What a special community we live in where people come together on a beautiful day to help keep our community beautiful by picking up litter! Manteo sparkles today because of that type of authentic caring.

Join us for the next Litter Pick-up Day in the spring of 2022.