STEUBENVILLE - Many area residents turned out to help spruce up their neighborhoods for a fall cleanup held Saturday by the Steubenville Hilltop Community Development Corp.
Gloves, trash bags and advertising for the cleanup and the pickup of trash collected was supported by grants from the JB Green Team and United Way of Jefferson County, said Ame Taggart, interim director of the local United Way.
The cleanups have been held periodically by the Steubenville Hilltop CDC under the direction of Teresa DiCarlantonio, its president.
CLEANUP CREW — Steubenville resident Mike Sirilla and his children were among many who collected litter during a fall cleanup held Saturday in the LaBelle and Pleasant Heights neighborhoods by the Steubenville Hilltop Community Development Corp.
Erol Hosdil, who was among Labelle residents who took part, said participants have included residents of various ages as well as visitors from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Gregory Andrews was among members of the university's student government who turned out to help Saturday.
"It's kind of a tradition now for us to round up as many folks as we can and try to help the community," said Andrews, who is vice president of the Franciscan student government.
Lunch for the volunteers was provided by Councilmen Gerald DiLoreto and Rick Perkins, Rikki Kamarados, a CDC board member and owner of the Downtown Bakery; the Hilltop Store and Tony and Teresa DiCarlantonio.
Marian Brother Keith Andre, who lives in Steubenville with other members of the Marians Order of the Immaculate Conception, was walking through the neighborhood when he saw the cleanup effort.
"It's a good community service. It helps make the neighborhood look better," he said.