Thirty-three dedicated Swannanoans turned out on Saturday morning, April 2, to help clean up our community. The Swannanoa Sweep cleanup crews collected a mountain of trash, tires, and other debris from our roadsides and neighborhoods, including sections of US 70, Old US 70, Buckeye Cove, Davidson Road, Patton Cove Road and Grovemont. It’s amazing how much 33 people can accomplish in just a few hours! These volunteers deserve our thanks for giving up their Saturday morning to help improve the appearance of our community. And a special thanks goes out to Otto and Luz Cristancho, who haven’t missed a single Sweep in 5 years! The twice-annual Swannanoa Sweep community cleanups were started in 2007 by the Swannanoa Pride Community Coalition in response to a survey that identified roadside litter as one of the main concerns of the Swannanoa community. For information about how you can help with future cleanup efforts in Swannanoa, please call Maureen Dillow at 686-8611 or AD Anderson at 686-3411.