Clean up rain or shine

Published 1:04 am Wednesday, April 19, 2006

By By Adam Prestridge
April has brought Atmore limited showers.
But as we all know showers tend to pop up when events and other outings are planned.
Tuesday morning, the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Atmore Class of 2006 met and decided that rain wouldn't put a damper on its class project: Atmore's Picking Up.
"If it rains, we're still going to clean up as planned," Leadership president Chad Bartz said during the meeting. "Again, I really feel strongly about this project and want to see it succeed."
The project's focus is simple; clean up Atmore for the betterment of the community. But cleaning up the town will take more than just the efforts of Leadership Atmore's 19-member class.
"We would appreciate the support of the residents and businesses in town," Bartz said in a previous interview. "The businesses and individuals in Atmore make the difference. If we don't do it as a community, then we may not accomplish what we're trying to accomplish."
The Leadership Class is encouraging area residents and businesses to organize teams to participate in the Atmore's Picking Up campaign, which will kick off at 8:30 a.m. on April 29 at city hall. Cleanup teams are asked to be there at 8 a.m. for staging.
The project will focus on roadside and median cleanup down Hwy. 31 and Hwy. 21 through Atmore, but residents are also encouraged to cleanup around their homes and neighborhoods. There will be trash stations setup across from city hall in the vacant lot where the farmer's was located where residents can dispose of their trash.
The cleanup day will conclude between 11:30 a.m. and noon on April 29 with a lunch for volunteers at city hall.
If you would like to organize a group for the cleanup day, contact Shelly at the Chamber at 368-3305.

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