On Saturday, a group of volunteers carrying trash grabbers and large grain bags will roam the Cooper-Young neighborhood for about an hour, picking up litter.
When they’re done, they’ll head to Memphis Made Brewing Co. for a free pint of beer.
It’s part of Memphis Made’s “Pick up for a Pint,” a monthly event that helps clean up litter in the neighborhood near Memphis Made, 768 S. Cooper Street. This month’s event is happening Saturday, April 15, at 12:30 p.m., starting at the brewery.
“Unfortunately, Memphis has a problem with litter. I think people want to help improve their city, but it seems like there’s too many issues and you can’t make a difference. This is a low-key way of helping our city and neighborhood,” said Andy Ashby, who co-founded Memphis Made with Drew Barton.
Both Ashby and Barton live in the neighborhood, and Pick up for a Pint is one of the ways they give back.
“We partner with the Cooper-Young Community Association. They represent the residents of Cooper-Young, and so we get a lot of our neighbors showing up regularly,” Ashby said.
“I think people like that they get to clean up the neighborhood while getting to know their neighbors.”
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