Litter agent seeks volunteers for countywide clean-up

Published 11:05 am Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In an effort to beautify Chilton County, county litter agent Libby Ratliff is seeking volunteers for a countywide clean-up April 20-27.

Ratliff is seeking church groups, civic groups, local businesses, boy and girl scouts, schools and anyone interested in volunteering to help remove litter throughout the county.

The event is part of a statewide effort with Alabama People Against a Littered State (PALS) “Don’t Drop it on Alabama” spring cleanup.

Alabama PALS is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with communities throughout Alabama promoting litter prevention and cleanup control.

PALS provides trash bags for everyone that participates and those that volunteer will also be provided with gloves.

Ratliff said the first 100 volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and the Chilton County Commission will be serving a hot-dog lunch at Goose Pond Park to volunteers on April 27 at 12 p.m.

“Anyone interested in helping would be great,” Ratliff said. “I hope to get a lot of people to participate.”

The event is countywide so anyone living in Jemison, Thorsby, Maplesville, Verbena or Clanton who would like to volunteer will be given a designated area to clean.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear brightly colored shirts when cleaning.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Ratliff at (205) 351-1314 or