Interact Club helps keep city clean

Skye Kinkade
Mount Shasta High School Interact members Sydney Morris, Krystal Rubio, Shannon Keane, president Kelsie Titus and treasurer Mackenzie Hunt spent their Friday afternoon picking up trash behind the Spirit station and Black Bear.

Plastic wrappers. Bottles. Cans. Tires, even a half-submerged shopping cart. And lots and lots of cigarette butts.

These are just a few of the items Mount Shasta High School Interact club members have removed from different areas around town over the past months.

On Friday afternoon, a group Interact volunteers, supervised by club advisor Patrick Titus, worked to clean up the area behind the Spirit station and Black Bear, picking up more than two bags of trash.

In past weeks, they’ve worked between the Elementary School and Rite Aid, at Parker Plaza, near Say Cheese and at the Visitor’s Center.

Trash pickup is just one of the things Interact does, said club president Kelsie Titus. Next Thursday, March 27, the club will be guest waiters at The Wayside, working for tips that will go toward club projects.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The club, which is composed of about 30 MSHS students, also plans to host a suicide awareness dinner sometime this year, though they’re not sure yet of the details.

“That’s my main goal for the year,” said Kelsie. “I think it’s something that would be really good for the community.”

Last year, the club raised funds for Rotaplast, an international Rotary project which provides free reconstructive surgery to children.