Kiss Hershey Back 2019 helps beautify neighborhood

Penn State College of Medicine students and dozens of other people from the Hershey area volunteered to help clean up the community during Kiss Hershey Back 2019 on May 11.

A total of 120 volunteers pitched in to pick up trash, including the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, Hershey Indivisible Team and the Hershey Company. They worked at Shank Park, Pizza Hut, Gelder Park, Fishburn United Methodist Church, Bullfrog Pond Park, the Weis Markets area and Comfort Inn at the Park.

Among the items they gathered:

  • 62 bags of trash
  • a bread crate
  • a shopping cart
  • four tires
  • a toilet
  • two plastic buckets
  • two 55-gallon drums
  • a steel beam
  • five rotten wood posts

Kiss Hershey Back was created by a group of first-year medical students at the College of Medicine in 2008.

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