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Friends of Ronceverte Take Steps to Beautify City



The Friends of Ronceverte took advantage of beautiful weather on Sunday by spending the afternoon helping to clean up the town.

The nonprofit group, which consists of local-area residents, met at Wild Child Artworks on Main Street before breaking into teams and getting down to business.

“We try to help the city with the little things so they have more time to focus on the big things,” Tanya Hazelwood, vice president of the Friends of Ronceverte organization and owner of Wild Child Artworks. “We’ll have a group working their way up Ronceverte Hill today, and another group cleaning up along 219 towards Organ Cave.”

Heather Masters, president of the Friends of Ronceverte, said, “We have a group of husbands out doing brush. They’ve been out picking up all the brush on Main Street since about 10 this morning.”

Masters and her husband are the owners of Masters Mech and Tech Auto Repair, Masters Used Cars and Masters Towing.

According to their mission statement, the group was created “to enrich our city through love, development and beautification while building strong community relationships and ensuring future generations have a place to call home.”

The group has already been making their presence felt around town. Last week, the group came out to support the Ronceverte Raiders Football team with their carwash fundraiser and helmet drive, and made a sizable donation to the cause. To find out more about the Friends of Ronceverte, or for information on how you can volunteer to help with their next clean-up project, visit them on Facebook. Their website,, is currently under construction and should be available soon.

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