Keep Beatrice Beautiful is sponsoring an event that both cleans Beatrice before Homestead Days and promotes exercise.
“Plogging” or “plalking” mixes walking or running while picking up litter.
Linda Grell, executive director of Keep Beatrice Beautiful, said the Swedish walking trend became a statewide program last year that the organization decided to continue.
“There’s not too much [litter] out there, but there’s always something,” Grell said.
The event starts Saturday, June 15 at 9 a.m. The community is invited to reuse their plastic bags and meet at Sunrise Bakery where they will receive plastic gloves.
When participants return their bag of litter they will receive a coupon for a Sunrise Bakery cookie. There will also be a drawing for vouchers to Fat Rabbit Produce and a chance to win youth swimming passes.
Keep Beatrice Beautiful can be contacted for more information on the event, by calling 402-228-4576.