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Weekend ticket: Litter cleanup, faith & blue, pooches and pumpkins

This weekend, the City of LaGrange will host its first litter clean up since the pandemic first hit in March.

According to city of LaGrange Marketing/Communications Manager Katie Van Schoor, the last clean up in March had good momentum for Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It but COVID-19 forced the cancelation of other cleanups through September.

“Our last one in March at Calumet Park was our biggest one yet where we partnered with LaGrange College and celebrated Arbor Day,” Van Schoor said. “Now, this weekend with our first time back, we hope we can kick start that momentum again. We are very excited.”

The public is invited to join the city for its litter cleanup in the Hillside community on Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 to 10 a.m.

The group will meet in the health department parking lot, located at 900 Dallis Street.

“We have been very careful with planning this and safety is our utmost concern,” Van Schoor said. “But we also want and need to continue these events to keep our city clean.”

The city is partnering with DASH and the Kiwanis Club of LaGrange to clean up the Hillside community.

Face masks and physical distancing are encouraged. Safety vests, trash bags and gloves will be provided.

The next litter clean-up will be on Nov. 7 at LaGrange Academy.

Additionally, this weekend, the LaGrange Police Department, in conjunction with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and Georgia State Patrol, is participating in “National Faith & Blue” Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon with two events.

“The purpose of NFBW Weekend is to create safer, more inclusive communities by connecting law enforcement officers and the residents they protect and serve through houses of worship,” a city press release announced.

On Friday, Oct. 9, local ministers are invited to participate in a free breakfast with LPD, TCS and GSP at Confidence Missionary Baptist Church at 705 Colquitt Street in LaGrange.

Just down the road in West Point, Oakhurst Farm will host a pooches and pumpkins event on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dog owners can enter their pup into a costume contest.

Each pooch will receive a dog-friendly treat and have their photo taken and uploaded into the farm’s Pooch Costume Contest Album on Facebook.

First place Pooch, the photo with most Facebook likes, will receive a prize. Tickets are half-priced regular admission ticket per dog. Oakhurst Farm is located at 19710 GA Highway 219 in West Point. For more information, visit the website at oakhurstfarms.com.