Volunteers to clean up Thorsby

Published 8:37 pm Monday, May 4, 2009

The town of Thorsby will display a strong sense of pride when it hosts the “Take Pride in Thorsby” cleanup event Saturday morning.

Town organizers, along with some business sponsors, are looking for groups and residents to take time Saturday morning to pick up along the town’s roads and streets.

“I believe we will have a pretty good turnout. I’ve heard some people talking about it,” Thorsby council member Marvin Crumpton said. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone Saturday.”

Council member and event organizer Tara Jewell said there have been a number of church groups and school groups already committed to the Saturday morning event that will start at Richard Wood Park.

“I’ve heard from some groups at some churches and the school,” Jewell said. “In looking forward to Saturday, we really want to encourage groups to come out and help us spruce up Thorsby.”

Jewell also announced there have been some businesses and churches that have chipped in supplies for Saturday’s clean up.

Russell Do-It Center in Clanton is donating garbage bags, while Lighthouse Church will donate water to those participating. The Thorsby Fire Department and Collins Chapel No. 2 Volunteer Fire Department will donate gloves.

“We’ve had tremendous support thus far and now just need everyone to show up Saturday,” Jewell said.

The council encouraged residents who are unable to make the clean up location at Richard Wood Park to focus on the portions of their property along the city road or street.

“Residents can just include that bag with their garbage for Monday pickup,” Thorsby Mayor Dearl Hilyer said.

Groups or individuals taking part in the cleanup should arrive at Richard Wood Park at 8 a.m. Saturday to receive their cleanup destination.

“We may have streets that are better suited for larger groups, while we also want to keep groups of children in areas that have less traffic,” Jewell said.

For more information, groups can contact Thorsby Town Hall at 646-3575.