Over 100 roll up their sleeves to pick up garbage

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More than 100 people, including a number of new faces, turned out for the latest “Green Pattaya” beach cleanup by the Rotary Club of the Eastern Seaboard.

Hosted by the Holiday Inn Pattaya’s Havana Bar, the Sept. 14 event saw 40 hotel employees join in cleaning Pattaya Beach from end-to-end.

The Wave Hotel and Hotel Selection did their part outside their respective resorts as well, taking care of their property. Staff from the Siam Bayshore Resort worked the beach from their front door to Soi 9 while also donating donuts.

Holiday Inn staff pose with officials from city hall, Rotarians and guests from the Human Help Network to kick start the Sept. 14 beach cleanup.Holiday Inn staff pose with officials from city hall, Rotarians and guests from the Human Help Network to kick start the Sept. 14 beach cleanup.

Twenty-five kids from the Human Help Network Thailand helped clean the stretch from the Holiday Inn to Walking Street. HHN became a gold sponsor of the Green Pattaya events this year.

The Holiday Inn and Kingdom Property helped refuel volunteers on a hot day. Rotarians also expressed thanks to Gary Rasmus for his support and work to keep Jomtien Beach clean. Pattaya City Hall also earned gratitude for contributing 20 workers to the cleanup effort.

In all, volunteers scooped up 100 bags of trash, pointing out the desperate state of area beaches. Cigarette butts and bottle tops may seem like small things, but pile up and cause injuries to humans and animals alike.

The next cleanup is planned for the second weekend in October. For more information, write. [email protected] .com or see the group’s Facebook page at Facebook. com/GreenPattaya. (RCES)