25 tons lighter: County’s clean up day a success

Published 4:20 pm Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crenshaw County became a little bit cleaner after an estimated 25 tons of trash were picked up on April 18.

That date was set aside for the Crenshaw County Clean-up Day, named in honor of Edna Ruth Norsworthy who recently stepped down as chairman of the county’s P.A.L.S. (People Against a Littered State) program.

“We had several community groups and churches who picked up trash that day,” County Administrator David Smyth said.

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Smyth said that this was all part of the “Taking Pride County-wide” program the County Commission had recently established.

Residents from Helicon, Brantley, Patsburg, Magnolia Shores, Honoraville, Bullock, and Luverne participated in the clean-up day.

The youth group and some adults from First Baptist Church of Luverne picked up 54 bags of trash, according to Smyth.

“We gathered that much in just 90 minutes,” Smyth, whose group picked up along County Road 57, said.

Advanced Disposal Services placed the large, green dumpsters at specific spots around the county for the participants to use free of charge.

“This is a great indicator of what we, as a county, can do when we work together,” he said. “I heard one of our young people say that she’d think twice before throwing out anymore candy wrappers, so that’s a good thing.”