By Connie Leinbach
For a change of activity one day recently, the Gaffer’s Sports Pub staff set to work picking up trash along South Point Road.
Ashley Harrell, Gaffer’s owner, said she organized the activity while the pub was closed for roof repairs and the weather was warm.
“There was a lot of debris on the road from the storms,” she said about the impetus for the activity.
In just a couple hours, the group picked up five industrial-sized trash bags of refuse.
The day before, the staffers helped deliver meals to several home-bound islanders in the revived Senior Nutrition Program by the Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging.
Gaffer’s is one of the island restaurants contracted with the commission to provide fresh-cooked meals, said Audrey Holland, the volunteer administrator of the program.
Megan Spencer contributed to this story.