Students Clean Up Walnut Grove Park

A popular Millard park got a facelift Monday at the hands of high school students as their contribution to Serve Nebraska Week.

The 55 acres of Walnut Grove are covered in trees, picnic space, plenty of wildlife, and a good amount of garbage.

Serve Nebraska Week offered the perfect opportunity for DECA students from Millard South to get their hands dirty and clean it all up in the name of community service.

Millard South DECA Supervisor Lynn Hill said, “When these students grow up, when they are leaders in our community, we want them to know that it's important to give back in any capacity they can."

Visitors at the park say that the students' work means a lot to them. One walker told WOWT Six News that they see teens smoking and leaving trash behind, so they hope that having their peers putting the effort in to clean up the mess will be a wake-up call.

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