County taking part in nationwide cleanup

County taking part in nationwide cleanup
Springtime is near, signaling the return of the nation’s largest annual community improvement program, Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup™.
Last year, 143,053 Tennessee volunteers contributed 358,240 hours picking up 121,098,794 pounds of litter and debris from all 95 counties in Tennessee.
Keep Tennessee Beautiful will once again look for improvement during this year’s GAC in Tennessee, which will take place Thursday through May 31.
KTnB also will look to extend its streak of achieving 100-percent participation from all 95 counties during GAC to six years in a row.
Last year in Obion County, a total of six volunteers gathered 20 pounds of litter during KAB’s annual spring event. Obion County seeks more volunteers this year to be even more successful, a spokesman for the effort said.
“The citizens of Tennessee have shown their dedication to keep our state clean, green and beautiful over the past few years. I know that with the cooperation of our volunteer network across the state, we will accomplish even more this year,” said Keep Tennessee Beautiful executive director Sutton Mora Hayes.
For more information on how to get involved in a GAC event in Obion County, call Margie Smith at 885-9730. Published in The Messenger 2.27.12

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