Volunteers help spring clean county

Published 4:58 pm Monday, April 22, 2013

Volunteers wearing lime green T-shirts will be working throughout the county this week as part of a countywide clean-up to beautify Chilton 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.

County litter agent Libby Ratliff said more than 118 people have volunteered to clean litter and anyone wanting to help can still sign up.

“Unfortunately, we have run out of T-shirts,” Ratliff said. “I had ordered enough for the first 100 and we ran out. If anyone wants to help though they just need to wear brightly colored clothes so they can be easily seen from the road.”

Ratliff said the event started on County Road 118 as well as County Road 33 and Alabama Power Company picked up at Lay Dam on Saturday.

Throughout the week, volunteers will help in areas such as county roads 123, 42, 33, 16, 729, 53 and 607.

The event will conclude on Saturday with the Chilton County Commission along with county administrator Connie Powell serving a hot-dog lunch at Goose Pond Park to volunteers at noon.

“We will have hot dogs, chips and drinks served and we might have a little bit of music playing as well,” Ratliff said. “So far, everything has gone great and I am really pleased to see the turnout we have gotten for this event.”

Anyone interested in participating this week should contact Ratliff at (205) 351-1314 or libbyhratliff@gmail.com.