Lt. Tim Cougle leads a group of volunteers in a neighborhood cleanup challenge on Saturday as part of the second annual Lake Auburn Trash Off! event. Participants met at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the Lake Auburn Community Center. The event was organized by Police Lt. Tim Cougle, Criminal Investigations Commander of the Auburn Police Department and the police officer liaison to the Lake Auburn Neighborhood Crime Watch group, which started the event. Over 15 extra large bags were filled with trash found on the side of the road all around Lake Auburn, not including recyclables which were kept separate. The bottles collected are then donated to the Lake Auburn Community Center, which helps pay for the bathroom facilities. Pat’s Pizza donated pizza for the event and hamburgers were also available for the volunteers.   

Bob and Peggy Volock clean up trash along West Auburn Road during the second annual Lake Auburn Trash Off! event on Saturday.

Dan Robbins, Fred Holler, Mike Joseph, and Tim Cougle landscape around the new Lake Auburn Neighborhood sign during the second annual Lake Auburn Trash Off! event on Saturday. The plants were donated by Gammon Landscape Nursery Inc. The sign was paid for by residents’ donations to the Lake Auburn Community Center. The center hopes to place more signs like it around the Lake Auburn neighborhood.

Heidi McCarthy and Adam Lee clean up the road in front of Taber’s on Lake Shore Drive, Auburn, during the second annual Lake Auburn Trash Off! event on Saturday.

Dan Robbins, Mike Joseph, and Fred Holler stand in front of the Lake Auburn Neighborhood sign, where they spent the morning landscaping during the second annual Lake Auburn Trash Off! event on Saturday.

Shawn Boyd grills up a the perfect burger for Adam Lee at the Lake Auburn Community Center after the neighborhood cleanup at the second annual Lake Auburn Trash Off! event on Saturday.

Fifteen extra large bags of trash were collected all around Lake Auburn during the second annual Lake Auburn Trash Off! event on Saturday.


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