SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPENED TODAY!
Since the road conditions were too dangerous and lots of the ditches where trash would be collected were knee-deep in rain, we chose to accomplish something differently. When the students showed up, they signed-in, got them a Krispy Kreme doughnut, and a garbage bag. They each made a promise to take their large garbage bag and collect trash somewhere along a roadside after the weather cleared.
It was foggy and raining on this Saturday morning, but we still had lots of students get out of their warm beds to show up at Briceville School to beautify their community and earn credit towards our Coal Creek Scholarships. Sadly, like all across America, there are a lot of folks who choose to throw their trash out along roadsides. Each spring Coal Creek students volunteer and learn to take care of their own community. We hope the students can teach others not to trash our world. Along with former Briceville School students, volunteers included Anderson County inmates and members of the Coal Creek Watershed Foundation (CCWF), Clinch River Trout Unlimited, and folks who just think this is an area worthy of being clean!
Chad Whitaker, Mickaela Barker Jeffery Housley,
Barry Thacker and Daniel Freeman
Carol Moore, Katie Tidwell, Javen Payne, Tallen Roldan,
Nick Cox, Drew Payne and Paul Long
Carol Moore, Holley Smith and Barry Thacker
Sister and brother Drew and Javen Payne. Drew was
awarded a scholarship in 2014 and continues
her community service.
Let us know if I left your
name off the list or misspelled your name.
|The Spring Cleaning event began as an idea from Coal
Creek Scholar April Byrge as she rode the bus home from school one day in
"I have noticed a situation that has grown really out of hand in
- litter. There is not one square foot of unpolluted ground from Anderson County
High School all the way to my house. I have to look at this everyday on my way
home from school. I have to say, it hurts to see a place so dear to me being
destroyed by its inhabitants.”
Recognition from State Senator Randy McNally:
A big thanks goes to Anderson County Sheriff's Department and their volunteer inmates who worked through the rain and fog to pick up a lot of trash!
Thank you Gary Long, Director of the Anderson County Highway Department for supplying safety vests and Geoff Trabalka with the Anderson County Solid Waste Management and Keep Anderson County Beautiful program for directing traffic and coordinating the inmates great work.
We appreciate the Anderson County Sheriff's Department for allowing
inmates to volunteer.
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