Lorie Bollig, Bonnie Eakin, Debbie Tucker, Sheryl Solow, Natalie Frush, Diane Winger, Jeanne Kuchynka, and Roberta Hoey pose in their safety vests. Not pictured: Anita Johansen, Charlie Winger, Cheryl Gibson...our "Adopted" portion of highway, that is. On a warm and breezy Saturday morning, a group of Altrusans (plus one dedicated spouse) donned the infamous safety vests and picked up car parts, plastic, cans, glass, cardboard, cigarette butts, construction materials, and even a little spare change (12¢) along the highway.
We ended the morning with lemonade, cookies, and free beef Jerky. Ray himself (of "Ray's Good Stuff" -- the Jerky business we all parked near to start our clean-up efforts) came out to thank our crew and give us some delicious treats.
Altrusa cleans up a 2-mile stretch of US Hwy 550 twice a year as part of Colorado Department of Transporation's Adopt-a-Highway program.