Fayetteville hosts cleanup events for free local takeout food

Officials are inviting the public to help clean up litter in city parks and on the trail system for a chance to win food from local restaurants.

The “Cleanup & Carryout” program runs from Monday, Aug. 24 through Monday, Oct. 19, with a drawing held every two weeks for a $25 meal voucher to a locally-owned restaurant. A total of four winners will each receive a voucher. Anyone who has participates in a park or trail cleanup in the previous two weeks will be entered to win.

The first prize is a voucher to The Farmer’s Table and Cafe at 1079 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville.

Winners and new prize restaurants will be announced every two weeks on the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Facebook and Instagram accounts.

How it works:

  1. Go to a Fayetteville park or trail and spend a minimum of 30 minutes picking up litter.
  2. Take a selfie or group pic with the trash haul once you are done.
  3. Post the picture to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtags #keepfayettevillebeautiful and #recyclesomething and tag @fayettevilleparksandrec. (Those without a social media account may skip this step.)
  4. Send the picture, phone number, and contact’s name or group’s name to [email protected] before 8 a.m. on the drawing day to be entered into the current drawing. Drawing dates will be Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19, 2020.

Participants may only win one time and may not be City of Fayetteville employees or family members of City of Fayetteville employees. Vouchers will be purchased from a selection of local restaurants and will be mailed to the winner.

For questions, contact Kristina Jones, [email protected].