Community groups join City of LaGrange in Hillside Cleanup

Published 8:00 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2019

On Saturday, the City of LaGrange held its monthly litter cleanup in the Hillside community. More than 50 city employees, community members, as well as city leaders participated in the event.

This month the city partnered with DASH and the Kiwanis Club of LaGrange. Members of the LaGrange College Alpha Delta Gamma Fraternity as well as the LaGrange Youth Council also joined the cleanup.

After the litter cleanup, members of the group joined Keep Troup Beautiful to plant trees at the William Griggs Recreation Center.

For next month’s litter pickup, the city will partner with LaGrange College to help clean up the area around Hill Street. The event will be Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the LaGrange Fire Department Headquarters, 115 Hill Street.

All of the city’s litter pickup events are free, family-friendly and open to the public.

The City of LaGrange began its “Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It” litter cleanup campaign in April 2018 when the city shut down and hundreds of city employees picked up litter throughout the community. City Manager Meg Kelsey wanted to send a message to the community that the City of LaGrange is serious about cleaning up our city. This initial event was so successful the city began hosting monthly litter pickups.