By Megan Ruth and Ian Oberg
Mason Times staff writers
It was barely 30 degrees last Saturday, April 2, but that didn’t stop Mason residents from attending the Rayner Park clean up. Instead, people were out in full force in their coats, boots and gloves. Flushed faces and cold hands filled Rayner Park.
At 9:30 am, there was already significant traffic and people weren’t wasting any time. Trucks were half full of brush before the clean up officially started. All ages were lending a hand. The youngest volunteer, Andrew Haudek, was only 17 months old.
Jim Maddix, the Point of Contact for Rayner Park Volunteers, said that the turnout was the best so far. Mayor Leon Clark and City Administrator Marty Colburn were briefly present as well, but left to tend to other community service events in the city. The turnout pleased Maddix and other community members that share his sentiments about how important community service is in Mason.