COAL CREEK SPRING CLEANING DAY
WHY DO PEOPLE THROW THEIR TRASH OUT ALONG
THE ROADSIDE IN BEAUTIFUL EAST TENNESSEE?

18 March 2017


We were really happy with the number of scholars who showed up in the rain and fog this morning for the annual Coal Creek Spring Cleaning Day to pick up trash along Highway 116 – The Fraterville Miners Memorial Highway. The wet roads and ditches full of water where we would be picking up trash made it too dangerous for us to risk injury, so, we had an HONOR SYSTEM event. Each student was given two large trash bags and promised when the weather cleared they would pick up trash somewhere in the Coal Creek watershed and send me pictures…. No personal kitchen trash allowed! The heroes of the day were six of the unfortunately incarcerated men from the Anderson County Detention Center who volunteered to pick up trash no matter what the road conditions. They were rewarded with six dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and our traditional red bandanas. THANKS SO MUCH to Geoff Trabalka, Supervisor of Anderson County Solid Waste for arranging for the volunteer inmates and directing traffic along the road to keep them safe. Thanks also to Commissioner J. Shain Vowell who assisted with the inmates along the roadside.

 Also, thanks to parents who showed up to work and be a great example to their kids --- Tonya Roldan and Charles & Valissa Cox!!

VOLUNTEERS INCLUDED:00

 Braden, Anna
Cox, Charles
Cox, Nathan
Cox, Valissa
Foster, Benny
Foster, Sean
Jenkins, Kayden
Jenkins, Peyton
Lamb, Noah

Moore, Carol
Roldan, Tallen
Roldan, Tonya
Thacker, Barry
Whitaker, Chad

SHOWING UP LATE:

Harmon, Joshalyn
Harmon, Kimberly
Harmon, Nehemiah
Phillips, Emily
Phillips, Kim

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