A Successful Fort Snelling Clean Up
Over 900 Scouts and community volunteers gathered to help clear the wreaths and holiday decorations from the memorials at Fort Snelling National Cemetery on Saturday February 4th. This was the 20th anniversary of the service project, hosted by Totanhan Nakaha Lodge's Order of the Arrow. Volunteers cleared over 30 tons of material (a total of 10 dumpsters) from the cemetery grounds. The project finished far ahead of schedule, having cleared the wreaths in an hour and a half.
Thank you to Bruce Paulson, Mark Ellenberger, and Craig Turner, who helped organize this year's event. Also, special thanks to Walters Recycling & Refuse as our hauling provider for the event, and Ed White, Fort Snelling National Cemetery’s Grounds Maintenance Supervisor. Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who came to help out earlier this month. We couldn't have done it without you!
After another successful year, plans are already in motion for next year's service project — February 3, 2024. We hope you'll join us next year!