Kiwanis Club, City of Jenks partner for successful 2020 Trash Bash

Kiwanis Club, City of Jenks partner for successful 2020 Trash Bash

The annual Trash Bash typically takes place in May one week following the Jenks City Wide Garage Sale, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both events were postponed several months.

The 2020 version of the Trash Bash took place this past Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. one week after the City Wide Garage Sale, which took place July 11.

The event was done at 106th Street and Elm Street on property owned by Duane Phillips.

It is a combined effort between the Jenks Kiwanis Club and the City of Jenks with the Public Works Department running the trash clean-up portion and the Kiwanis Club handling the entry and money.

More than 300 loads of trash were brought to the 2020 Trash Bash Saturday in Jenks. Photos/Courtesy

“This was a big success for us this year,” Jenks Kiwanis Club President Ken Hargrove said. “We had at least 300 loads of trash dropped off and probably a little more. This was kind of a cleansing for our city. We are very thankful for all the help we receive to make this event happen.”

Jenks Public Works Director Tim Doyle and his crew were helping Jenks citizens throughout the day get rid of large trash items.

Greg Helms, of the Jenks Kiwanis Club, heads up the annual event for Jenks.

The cost to bring a load of trash to the event was $10 with all the proceeds being donated to Key Club for the Kiwanis Club scholarship program and different conferences the Key Club attends annually.

The Jenks Kiwanis Club and City of Jenks partnered to put on the annual event.

Kyle Salomon

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