GENEVA, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva city leaders and residents teamed up Saturday morning to beautify a public housing neighborhood.

Residents in the Riverside Homes community have been dealing with litter from non-residents for quite some time, but haven’t received the most help from the city.

Over 20 people of all ages, came out to fellowship and most importantly get their hands dirty to clean up the area — picking up trash, cutting overgrown tree limbs, cutting the grass, and any other effort that will benefit the area.

Tim Andrews, a co-sponsor of the clean-up event, said it was great to see so many people loving their neighborhood.

“I was very surprised at the turnout of the young people. It’s good to see the youth are taking the effort the time the interest to better their own community,” Andrews said.

Sponsors of the event hope they can get around to other areas in the city that need cleaning soon.