High School students in southwest Bakersfield woke up extra early Saturday to help clean up the community.
Members of the Interact Club at Golden Valley High School are learning about responsibility and teamwork. They spent part of the day walking up and down Hoskins Avenue in southwest Bakersfield.
They were joined by Bakersfield City Council member Russell Johnson who represents the 7th ward.
The students collected bottles and soda cans and other garbage that was lying around the neighborhood. Organizers hope the students can inspire others to help keep the area clean.
"I'll tell you what, I'm happy because I'm not going to see a bunch of old tires. Now, we're going to get it all cleaned up. We got all the trash in bags and as we drive south on H, before you can see trash along the fence line and now it’s all gone," said Johnson.
The students plan to work together again in the near future. They hope to make this event into a regular quarterly activity.