Volunteer group plans to clean up parks, other county areas - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Volunteer group plans to clean up parks, other county areas

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
SHARP COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

A new volunteer group has formed with hopes of beautifying parks and other spots across Sharp County.

Katherine Crider founded the organization Volunteer Hardy.

“I wanted something that I could just give back to my community and I wanted to get other people really involved with that because it’s something that I’m very passionate about,” Crider said. “So I just started talking to my friends and they were all into it too.”

She wants to bring people together from four towns, Hardy, Cherokee Village, Highland, and Ash Flat, to make the county better, give back to the community, and promote tourism.

Their first meeting is Saturday, April 14, where they will brainstorm ideas.

“Anything that you're interested in, whatever your experience is, whatever your skill set is, come to us and we'll figure out a job for you,” Crider said. “There's something that you can do here that will better our community whether it's painting up this park and planting a few trees like we're going to do or turning this great gas station into an amazing restaurant. You can be a part of that change, anybody can.”

Crider also plans for the group to help with construction of a restaurant at the Rebel Station in Hardy after one of the owners has gotten sick and reached out to her for help.

“What I wanted to do is really just jump in there and help them as much as we can,” Crider said.

The group is also asking for donations that can be used in the parks.

“We’re really not looking for anything monetary at the moment,” Crider said. “We don’t want your money, we want your stuff. We want the old potting soil that you’re not going to use, we want the old planters that you’re not going to use, any old exterior paint that’s lying around, your old tools, anything that you’re not going to use that you think would benefit someone else.”

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • ASP: One killed in Clay County crash

    ASP: One killed in Clay County crash

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:38:11 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:51 AM EDT2018-06-23 14:51:49 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    A person was killed in a single-vehicle crash north of Corning early Saturday, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police. 

    A person was killed in a single-vehicle crash north of Corning early Saturday, according to a preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police. 

  • Dollar General store a total loss after fire

    Dollar General store a total loss after fire

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:35:05 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-06-23 13:10:36 GMT

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

    A Jonesboro Dollar General store is a total loss after a fire Friday night

  • Level 4 sex offender accused of killing Blytheville woman

    Level 4 sex offender accused of killing Blytheville woman

    Friday, June 22 2018 4:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 20:26:21 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-06-23 12:22:23 GMT
    Harold Bennett (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Harold Bennett (Source: Mississippi Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    Police say a Level 4 sex offender admitted to assaulting a woman earlier this week, killing her.

    Police say a Level 4 sex offender admitted to assaulting a woman earlier this week, killing her.

Powered by Frankly