Views of the Neighborhood – 1st Annual Trash Dash

Port Aransas held its First Annual Trash Dash yesterday. Although a brief downpour made everything wet, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants

Here is a shot of the registration table. All participants got a T-shirt and a collection bag. The idea is to go out and for one hour collect trash on the beach. The most trash collected wins first prize.

A photo of one of the volunteers Angie Huckabay will give you an idea of the front of the shirt.

The back shows the sponsors and the plea to Keep Texas Beaches Clean.

Here is a mom and her children signing up to participate.

Here is a French Bulldog in the mud and mugging for the camera.

Here is a shot of the trophies. There are awards for the first, second, and third place.

First place

Second Place.

Third place.

Trash Dash

Ready, set, go. And they are off

Another group.

A couple of boys headed for the dune.

A group photo of participants.  Photo by Shannon Solimine

Some of the  Eighty bags picked up. Photo by Shannon Solimine

First Place. Photo by Shannon Solimine

 

Second Place. Photo by Shannon Solimine

On the way home, we spotted that the missing sea captain (from Hurricane Harvey) is being replaced. I will bring you an after shot when he is complete.

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  1. Great idea. Did you indulge?

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    1. I was the correspondent.

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  2. What a great idea, John. So sad that some of the human race feel the need to throw away their rubbish anywhere. I love the thought behind the idea of having a contest to see who can collect the most rubbish, though. Some of the participants look a bit cold. Was there a chill in the air after the brief downpour?

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    1. It was in the 80’s (29.4 C) No cooling off.

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  3. That seems like a wonderful idea, sad that it’s necessary, but wonderful that people will work to clean the beaches. Litter is one of those problems I thought we solved in the 60s

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    1. Sadly, new generations of of people never heard of anti-litter.

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  4. This is such a great idea and fun, too! I love the t-shirts and the trophies. I have a feeling this will continue for years to come. Happy Sunday, John!

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    1. I do too. Thanks, Jill

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  5. Great community idea. Also, I’m delighted that you have escaped the wrath of Hurricane Michael.

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    1. Thank you, Lynne. We were thankful. 🙂

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  6. Great pictures, John. That is a truly worthy activity. It’s a shame it’s necessary though. —- Suzanne

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  7. Good for you! Those events are such fun. We’ve had a Galveston Bay Trash Bash for several years now. People enjoy it, and it’s so satisfying that more participate every year. I’m sure the same will be true there.

    I laughed out loud at the slogans on the trophies: especially third place. And I was pleased to see those yellow bags — donated from the state, perhaps? Some state agency provides them along the rivers that are used for tubing, so people can attach them to their tubes and put their beer cans in them, rather than throwing them into the river or along the bank. It seems to help a good bit.

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    1. I am always amazed at the sloppiness of human beings. On the beach you see it more than any other place. I think people believe it is not their job to pick up trash they throw down. Thanks, Linda.

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  8. That is an awesome event. Looks like a lot of fun too.

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    1. Everyone seemed to be having a good time.

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  9. Gwen Plano · ·

    This is ingenious, and the t-shirts are fantastic. What a great event! And to top it off, little Twiggy jumps in the mix and offers hugs and smiles. Can’t beat that! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. I think you are the only one to recognize Twiggy. 😀

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  10. This is a great idea – and lots of fun too. We made it down to 0 C (32 F) last night… winter’s comin!

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    1. It is a super idea. Winter will be here very shortly.

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  11. John,

    I love this idea!
    To paraphrase the old saying, “One person’s trash is another person’s trophy,”

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    1. Exactly right, Marc. Thanks,

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  12. Now that’s a great idea! 🙂

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  13. Cheers to the volunteers and their cause.

    Glad luck to your Steelers today. Let’s home each team doesn’t make asses of themselves.

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    1. I can’t get the game but I hope the same.

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      1. Congrats … controversial ending, but that happens.

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      2. Of course it does.

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  14. Salutamente! Unitarian brilliance! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  15. What a great idea, though it makes me sad to think that something like a Trash Dash even needs to be held. I mean, I’m certain you have containers set up along the beach for stuff people no longer want. Why are some too lazy to use them? Got a kick out of the Frenchie — isn’t that what Twiggy is?

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    1. That was Twiggy. Yes we have containers but people are too lazy to use them.

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  16. Nice pic of the Frenchie.

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  17. We have ‘Clean up Australia day every year, and volunteer clean ups too, but our only prize is a plastic bag and a pair of rubber gloves!

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    1. Sounds like a good program.

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  18. Always great to see people working to improve the environment.

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    1. It is Mark. Wish it wasn’t needed though.

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  19. Tee-hee! This was fun, John. The T-shirt slogan is cute. And thanks for adding my “Twiggy fix.” Hugs!

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    1. Thank you for the visit and the Hugs, Teagan.

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  20. How awesome to have that kind of effort to clean up the beach! I swear, humans can be such cockroaches. It infuriates me.

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    1. Me too. Thanks Jan

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  21. Really wonderful!

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  22. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Good to see the 80 bags of garbage off of the beach!

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Denise.

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  23. This is such a wonderful idea, John. Hooray for all the volunteers. It was a great success. Thank you for all the photos. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Miriam. 😀

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      1. You’re welcome, John. 🙂

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  24. Love the t-shirts, and I laughed out loud at the captions on the trophies! An excellent idea.

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    1. The trophy titles were pretty funny. Thanks, Teri

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  25. What a terrific way to get the beach cleaned up! It looks like there was a lot of enthusiasm from the participants.

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    1. There was. Thanks, Michelle.

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  26. What a fun way to get people out – especially children – and involved! The trophies are priceless with a Port A sense of humor.

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    1. It was a Port A function totally.

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  27. What a great idea!

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda. It is a good idea.

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  28. Third place – We Tried..love it! 🙂 Love the t-shirts too. My kind of day.

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    1. It was great. Thanks, Audrey.

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