City of LaGrange partners with LaGrange College in monthly litter cleanup, nearly 100 participate

Published 8:00 pm Monday, November 4, 2019

Nearly 100 people participated in the City of LaGrange’s monthly litter cleanup, Saturday, Nov. 2 according to a press release from the city. The city partnered with LaGrange College for the event. 

LaGrange College adopted the city’s litter cleanup campaign as its Service Saturday project this school year. Students will join the city for another cleanup in March. 

Each semester, LaGrange College students gather on a Saturday morning for a time of dedicated service in the community. 

Students, faculty and staff join together to live out the college’s hallmarks of “civility, service, diversity and excellence.”

According to City of LaGrange Marketing, Communications Manager Katie Mercer Van Schoor, the monthly cleanups are family-friendly, free and open to the public. The city will provide the vests, trash bags, gloves and water.

City Manager Meg Kelsey began this litter cleanup campaign in April 2018 hoping to send a message to the community that the City of LaGrange is serious about cleaning up our community. The press release said that this initial event was so successful the city decided to begin hosting monthly litter pickups.