City of LaGrange employees to hold litter clean-up event Saturday

Published 6:52 pm Wednesday, August 1, 2018

City of LaGrange employees will hold a voluntary litter clean-up day Saturday, Aug. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m. 

The group will meet at the LaGrange City Hall steps, 200 Ridley Avenue and pick up trash throughout downtown LaGrange. 

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. 

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 20th and more than four hundred employees picked up trash throughout the community.

In July, Mayor Jim Thornton, Kelsey and employees, along with community members, picked up trash along West Point Lake on Country Club Road. 

In June, City Councilman Nathan Gaskin, Kelsey, employees and other community volunteers picked up litter near Berta Weathersbee Elementary on Forrest Avenue. 

“As employees of the city, we have an opportunity to do something about it,” said Kelsey. “We need to create a sense of responsibility and ownership for roadways and other public areas. City staff has the opportunity to send a new message to our citizens and visitors.”

While April’s event was mandatory, the monthly litter pick-up events will be voluntary. Family, friends, and the public are all welcome to participate.

LaGrange Mayor Jim 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.