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Lucas Turner takes pride in his hometown and wants to make sure the city looks its best for the thousands of visitors arriving this week for the Mill Race Marathon.
A Columbus North High School senior, Turner and a group of about eight family members and friends will pick up litter today along the entrance to the city on Jonathan Moore Pike and in Mill Race Park.
The group will return to the same areas Friday evening for another sweep and help with cleanup Saturday, which is race day.
“We want our visitors coming here seeing the place looking its best,” said Turner, 17, who is preparing to pick up a large collection of cans, bottles, soda cups and other miscellaneous litter.
A longtime Boy Scout, Turner originally thought about the work for his Eagle Scout project but switched it to his senior project, giving him a head start on some classmates.
He began meeting over the summer with his mentor, Casey Ritz, director of park operations for the Columbus Department of Parks and Recreation, and with Karen Zook of Cummins Inc., who has been coordinating the hundreds of marathon volunteers.
Turner, who will write his senior project paper on littering with the title “Race for Trash,” is the son of James Turner and Angie Turner, both of Columbus.
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