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City of LaGrange employees to join U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for September litter clean-up event

The City of LaGrange will join the U.S. Corps of Engineers for its September litter clean-up event on West Point Lake Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sept. 22 is the annual National Public Lands Day Event for the U.S. Corps of Engineers that includes lakeside trash cleanup, fish attractor construction and bird box construction. 

On this weekend registered groups and families can camp for free. 

City employees and the public are invited to participate in this event to help in leaving LaGrange better than we found it.

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. 

In August, city employees and volunteers picked up trash along Ridley Avenue starting in front of City Hall. 

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 Keeptroupbeautiful.com or call (706) 884-9922.