Salt Stories: "Cleanup Crew"
Ten groups of Salt Institute for Documentary Studies students visited the Oxford County Fair in Oxford, Maine and each found their own story to tell. Part 4 looks at two best friends responsible for cleaning up the fairgrounds when it's all over.
"Fairs are a place of fun and consumption, but who cleans up all of the corn-dog sticks and coke cans once the fair-goers have gone? At the Oxford County Fair, Steven Coombs and Ben Young are responsible for removing six tons of trash over the four days of the fair. Best friends since second grade, they bring humor and a positive outlook to a tough and thankless job." — Producers Thalassa Raasch and Kelsey Padgett.
Salt Stories features the work of students at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, a 15-week educational program training aspiring writers, radio producers, and photographers in the art of nonfiction storytelling.