Picking Up day has low turnout
By By Adam Prestridge
Last Saturday's second "Atmore's Picking Up" day left much to be desired.
Following the first event held earlier this year, the Leadership Class of 2006 expected a larger turnout after nearly 100 people participated. During Saturday's clean up a mere 25 volunteers canvassed Atmore picking up litter.
Although the help was appreciated, large community participation was lacking, which is one of the class' main goals: getting the community actively involved in keeping Atmore clean.
Organizers believe several factors to be the cause of such low numbers, including high school and college football games and residents being out of town. The reason for having a fall clean up was to spruce up the town in preparation for Williams Station Day.
According to Atmore mayor Howard Shell, crews will clean the street around the event next week.