Volume 52, Number 4

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pickett County to participate in Great American Cleanup

Keep America Beautiful’ s (KAB) Great American Cleanup begins March 1.
This gives you the opportunity to help Tennessee extend its streak of 100-percent participation from all 95 counties during GAC to seven years in a row.
Last year Tennessee volunteers donated more than 333,293 hours to clean, beautify, and improve more than 1,022 communities. Over 8,324,757 pounds of litter was collected from 6,275 miles of Tennessee roads. Over 6.5 million pounds of recycling was collected as well.
Last year in Pickett, 23 volunteers gathered 10,840 pounds of litter during KAB’s annual spring event. They seek more volunteers this year to be even more successful.
Keep Tennessee Beautiful Interim Executive Director Gordon Wilson said, “Tennessee residents have repeatedly displayed their ability to excel during the Great American Cleanup over the years. We are confident that our volunteers will shine once again this year in all 95 counties, helping us achieve more success during KAB’s signature event.”
The National Sponsors of the 2013 Great American Cleanup to date are: The Dow Chemical Company; The Glad Products Company; LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc.; Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water; PepsiCo's Pepsi-Cola and Gatorade companies; Solo Cup Company; Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment; Waste Management; and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. Educational Partners are: Rubber Manufacturers Association and WM Recycle America.
For more information on how you can get involved in a GAC event in 931-864-3798, please call Christa Tompkins at 931-864-3798 or visit www.keeptnbeautiful.org/get-involved/.

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