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Small citizens, big hearts

Keiton and Greyson Wease may be small in stature and age, but their hearts are big and full with respect for their community. Photo submitted.

Mary Beth Sallee

Managing Editor

Hart Co. News-Herald


When it was time for Vicki Hazel to walk to Munfordville City Hall to pay her water bill, her grandsons Keiton and Greyson Wease were in tow.

But what usually would have been just another stroll along Main Street turned into much more when her grandsons had an idea: they wanted to pick up trash along the way.

“They wanted to take a kitchen garbage bag, and I told them we were only walking down that one side of the street to City Hall and that we would not need a bag any where near that big, so I told them to grab a small bag,” Vicki said. “Little did I know, by the time we went the two blocks it took to get there, that small bag was full. It shocked me that there was so much trash on our Main Street.”

When they reached City Hall, City Clerk Neva Brent congratulated the boys on doing a great job and offered them a garbage bag to continue on with their project for the day.

“Thank you, Keiton and Greyson,” Neva wrote to the News-Herald. “The City of Munfordville is proud to have you both as its citizens.”

When asked why they chose to pick up trash, Keiton and Greyson said, “This is our town. We need to keep it clean and make God happy.”

“I thought it was the sweetest thing ever for them to want to do their small part in helping to keep our community clean,” Vicki added. “Not everyone has a servant’s heart. I am so proud of them…It means the world to me that they think about both of those things! We could all learn from small children like this. We, as adults, should want the same things.”

Brothers Keiton and Greyson Wease, ages 7 and 5, chose to pick up trash along Main Street in Munfordville. They said, “This is our town. We need to keep it clean and make God happy.” Photos submitted.

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