City employees to hold clean-up event Aug. 4

Published 8:16 pm Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The City of LaGrange will hold a litter clean-up event Saturday, Aug. 4, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. 

The group will pick up trash starting at LaGrange City Hall located at 200 Ridley Avenue and clean up the downtown area. This event is a voluntary event for City of LaGrange employees. 

The City of LaGrange plans to hold monthly litter pick up events with its employees, according to a press release from the city. 

In April, City Manager Meg Kelsey wanted to send a message to the community that the City of LaGrange is serious about cleaning up litter and rolled out the city’s campaign, “Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It.” The City of LaGrange closed non-essential business the morning of April 20, and more than 400 employees picked up trash throughout the community.

In July, city employees and volunteers picked up trash along West Point Lake on Country Club Road. Mayor Jim Thornton, employees and volunteers participated in this event. 

In June, the group started at Berta Weathersbee Elementary and picked up trash along Forrest Avenue to the Callaway Clock Tower. 

Thornton, Troup County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews, West Point Mayor Steve Tramell, Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz, along with Troup County’s Keep Troup Beautiful have joined forces to help clean up the litter in the community. 

If you would like to have a litter clean up in your neighborhood contact Scott Landa with Keep Troup Beautiful. For more information go to or call (706) 884-9922. 

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