CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - More than 50 volunteers helped pick up trash following the Carbondale's Polar Bear party weekend.
The event was sponsored by the non-profit group called Keep Carbondale Beautiful. The organization hosts events throughout the year involving litter pickup, recycling, community beautification and environmental education.
Several fraternities and sororities from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale helped with the event, including 16 volunteers from the Phi Iota Alpha fraternity.
"Whatever we can do to keep our community clean and our campus clean so when people outside of our campus come to visit, I mean we'll do what we can," Phi Iota Alpha member Cris Duran said.