Michele Spring Reporting:
(Thursday, November 15, 2018) New Philadelphia, Ohio – The Good Neighbor Project, most notably known for mowing the grass of Tuscarawas County residents, can add another feat to their list of community accomplishments.
Founder of the Good Neighbor Project, Andrew Wilsterman noted that Thursday, November 15th marked 100 miles of community litter pick up. He said that, while it took roughly a year to complete, it was something he felt compelled to do.
“The litter is there and so if you have a bag, if you have some gloves, it doesn’t take much to take that extra step and get a little bit of exercise, get a little bit of walking in for yourself, and go on some litter pick up.”
Wilsterman said he collected litter from various areas of Tuscarawas County including Midvale, Dennison, Strasburg, Mineral City, Dover, and New Philadelphia, but he didn’t do it alone.
“I brought high school students with me, college students, community members, small groups from local churches. It’s a good way to get something done, talk to each other at the same time, and really form a relationship over a simple act of service.”
And with that, Wilsterman says his favorite part of the community service project, the ability to interact with community members firsthand.
“This is keeping with that notion that the little things that we can do in the service of others and the service of our community, great things can come out of that.”
Wilsterman added that while he doesn’t necessarily put a number on how much or how many, he simply feels a calling to continue to better the community in any way possible for as long as possible.
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