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[21 Apr 2013 | 3 Comments | 4,173 views]
Benton Matters cleans up South Street

On April 21 (Saturday), over 100 volunteers answered a call for help from Benton Matters to help spruce up South Street in Benton.
Benton Matters, a part of the city’s larger Go Benton initiative, was formed in January. Gary James, executive director of the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce, said he got the idea to form Benton Matters when thinking of ways to clean up highly visible areas in town so as to make the city more attractive to potential businesses and residents.
Benton Matters’ first project was a cleanup in the …