Great American Cleanup events set for April 26

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April 11, 2014

About 2,500 volunteers are expected for the upcoming Great American Cleanup, set for April 26 in LaGrange, West Point and Hogansville.

Activities for the Great American Cleanup actually began March 1 and run until May 15. Ways KTB lists that people may participate include donating clothing to a non-profit organization for needy residents; planting a community garden to beautify a spot in the neighborhood to plant fresh vegetables and build community mindedness; plan a general neighborhood cleanup or spruce up; start a recycling program in the community; organize a group to repair and paint homes or buildings for seniors; or adopt a mile of road. KTB officials are available to help plan projects and assist those who want to initiate a program.

A ceremony for the Great America Cleanup will be hosted April 26 in LaGrange at the Beechwood Village parking lot on Commerce Avenue, at City Park in Hogansville and Givorns Foods parking lot in West Point. Ceremonies and registration at each location will began at 9 a.m., but participants may pre-register, and end at 1 p.m. following the awards and recognition program.

Refreshments will be served and prizes given out at each location. Please call the KTB office at 706-884-9922 or 404-317-2504 if you have questions or need additional information, or you may email us at

Organized by Keep America Beautiful, Inc., a national litter prevention and education organization, in partnership with state and local affiliates, the Great American Cleanup™ is the nation’s largest annual cleanup, beautification and community improvement program, incorporating more than 15,000 communities and 2.3 million volunteers across the country.