The Phillips County 4-H Program hosted their first Downtown Helena Community Clean-Up on March 30. Krystal Johnson, the 4-H Program Assistant for Phillips County, along with Julia Nordsieck of the Delta Bridge Project, organized this event with the help of several sponsors – the University Of Arkansas Division Of Agriculture-Phillips County, Main Street Helena, the Delta Bridge Project, Great American Cleanup, and Keep Arkansas Beautiful.

Eighty volunteer participants from all over the community joined together to lend a hand in the beautification of the downtown area. While some volunteers picked up trash along the sidewalks and on several properties, others were busy painting or planting beautiful flowers to bloom in the spring.