(ABC 6 News) - Downtown Rochester may seem a little cleaner today thanks to students at John Adams Middle School.
Yesterday, the student group known as the "Butt Kickers" spent six hours picking up cigarette butts and other smoking related items. Overall they picked up:
- 19,959 cigarette butts
- 81 cigarette boxes
- 5 lighters
- 16 other miscellaneous smoke related products
The Rochester Downtown Alliance, Mayor Ardell Brede and Rochester's Park and Recreation Department offered $0.05 per cigarette butt picked-up, which means yesterday's efforts earned $997.95. The money will be used for the John Adam's Science Alive Lab!