It was everything AND the kitchen sink.
Property owners and volunteers were hauling tons more debris out of Lake Brownwood Saturday morning, and this weekend they were joined by dozens of Howard Payne University students participating in their periodic community service project, SWARM.
Among the items found were cellphones, keys, lots of eyeglasses, a cast-iron sink, and, according to volunteer Don Benedict, the "find of the day," a set of dentures.
An exact total of the amount of debris collected during the cleanup, held for the second consecutive Saturday, was not immediately available.
Last Saturday, some two tons of garbage and 100 tires were gathered and deposited at Dumpsters, and the haul appeared to be on the way to much more than that late Saturday morning. This weekend, the effort was not hampered by steady rains that fell a week earlier.
Not that anybody minded the rain.
"We were hoping this is what brought the rain, and we would get some more," Cary Perrin, program coordinator for Keep Brownwood Beautiful, chuckled.
The Brown County Water Improvement District No. 1, Brown County Sheriff's Office, Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, Early Chamber of Commerce, Lake Brownwood Community Development Council, and Keep Brownwood Beautiful have joined together for the effort to help dispose of the man-made debris from Lake Brownwood.