Litter Fest hits highways this weekend

The Midwest Litter Fest, a 45-mile trash-grabbing event from Johnson County to Lawrence, is set for Saturday.

The event will celebrate the arrival of Pick Up America, the nation’s first coast-to-coast roadside litter cleanup, in the Kansas City area.

To register a team, contact Julie Coon at or (913) 715-6938. One parent or guardian must be present for every three volunteers aged 11 to 15. For more information go to


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