From left, MSU Phi Mu sorority sisters Bailey Clark, Sarah Hardin and Claire Fox pick up trash in the Cotton District as part of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's Get Swept Up program. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)
Lindsey Thornton, a senior majoring in communications at Mississippi State University, has a lot of friends who live in the Cotton District.
But on Wednesday morning, she and three fellow sorority sisters in Phi Mu went there not to socialize or party, but to clean as part of the Greater Starkville Development Partnershipâ€™s Get Swept Up program. The four were among many more from Phi Mu who volunteered in that area of town throughout the day. Gathering scattered trash, including the occasional beer bottle, across the neighborhood gave her a new perspective on the Cotton District, she said.
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