GRAYLING — The Cadets of Friendship Church of Gaylord spent Wednesday afternoon cleaning up the AuSable River, after the Canoe Marathon the previous weekend.
River clean-up has been a tradition for the Cadets for several years now. The group is made up of boys Kindergarten through eighth-grade.
The Rev. Steve Datema, pastor of the church, believes protecting the environment from pollution follows what God told Adam and Eve back in Genesis 1:28 when He told them to care for His creation.
The Cadets picked up five bags of garbage from the river on their latest trip between Borcher’s Canoe Livery and Burton’s Landing.
For more information about Friendship Church’s Cadets or its girls club, GEMS, contact the church at (989) 732-3621, or visit their website at https://www.friendshipchurchgaylord.com.