Friends, family, educators, and peers will work together to beautify their community in honor of Harper Stantz this weekend.
The first annual Harper’s Cleanup will be held this Sunday from noon to 2.
Stantz was killed in March when she was struck by an alleged drugged driver while walking home on the city’s Westside.
Participants will meet at Binghamton High School to walk around the surrounding neighborhood to pick up litter.
Binghamton High School Juniors and close friends of Stantz, Kirstin George and Alexis Brooks say that littering was always one of Harper’s biggest pet peeves.
“When we would be walking she’d be like this is disgusting, we need to do something to pick it all up. So basically we’re doing this to live out what she wanted.”
“Harper just loved everything and everyone around her. Even the Earth in general she just wanted to take care of it. Now that she’s gone its our job to take care of it for her in honor of her.”
Anyone is encouraged to attend and those coming are asked to wear either yellow or tie-dye, Harper’s favorite colors.