9,500 volunteers helped clean the Chattahooche river over the past 3 days. Saturday afternoon, a "Thank you" event was held in their honor. Volunteers got a free lunch and t-shirt.
Starting Thursday, community groups, schools, and scouts went to several areas around the river and local parks to pick up trash.
One girl scout leader talks about why she and her troops volunteered at Shirley Winston Park.
"Part of our law is to use our resources wisely and to make the world a better place. So today is perfect for the girl scouts to live up to that law," said Tamu Taylor.
This is the 19th year of Help the Hooch and it's grown tremendously each year. Only 500 volunteers came to the first event in 1994.
April arrests made in the Upstate and western North Carolina.
Deputy Brandon Williams found in possession of synthetic marijuana and steroids, Sheriff Heath Taylor says.
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