City of LaGrange to hold litter pick-up event Oct. 20 in Hillside Community

Published 8:33 pm Friday, September 28, 2018

 The public is invited to join the City of LaGrange for its monthly litter clean-up event in the Hillside community, Saturday, Oct. 20,  from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The group will meet in the Health Department parking lot at 900 Dallis Street.

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

The City of LaGrange held its last litter pick-up event Sept. 22 at McGhee Bridge Park as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ National Public Lands Day event. Roughly 25 employees, citizens, and LaGrange Youth Council members participated in the event.

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 June, the group started at Berta Weathersbee Elementary and picked up trash along Forrest Avenue to the Callaway Clock Tower. In July, city employees and volunteers picked up trash along West Point Lake on Country Club Road. 

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

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