WACO (November 9, 2013) A local 5-year-old boy organized a community service project to help clean-up local parks, with a little help from his mom of course.
5-year-old Blake Balusek came up with the idea for Saturday's first ever Pick-Up a Park Project.
His mom Missy Balusek said one day Blake asked why people threw trash on the ground then told her he wanted to help clean it up.
Together they organized the event and hope to make it an annual tradition.
Volunteers of all ages met Saturday morning at South Waco Rec Center then dispersed to different parks around Waco to pick up litter.
The Pick-Up a Park Project was sponsored by Keep Waco Beautiful, Little Ceaser's Pizza and the Little Farmhouse Library.