Nearly 60 participate on first day of city’s 2021 litter cleanup campaign
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, October 5, 2021
The City of LaGrange recently kicked off its “Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It” at Jones Street Park on Saturday.
Nearly 60 volunteers helped pick up litter around the neighborhood and spread mulch around the playground, placed pine straw around bushes and trees, planted trees at Jones Street Park. The Bell Line community, LaGrange College and the LaGrange Fire Department were partners for this month’s event.
City Manager Meg Kelsey began the litter cleanup campaign in April 2018 hoping to send a message to the community that the City of LaGrange is serious about cleaning up the community.
The initial event was successful, and the city decided to begin hosting monthly litter pickups. The city’s monthly cleanups are family-friendly, free and open to the public. The city provides safety vests, trash bags and gloves.
The City of LaGrange will be hosting the following litter cleanups in 2021-2022:
4Saturday, Nov. 6, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Lindsey Park, 217 Lindsey Street. The community partner will be Junior Service League of LaGrange.
4Saturday, Dec. 4, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 207 North Greenwood Street. The community partner will be St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and LaGrange Fire Department.
4Saturday, Jan. 8, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The location and community partner will be announced at a later time.
4Saturday, Feb. 5, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The location and community partner will be annouced at a later time.
4Saturday, Mar. 5, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The location and community partner will be announced at a later time.
4Friday, Apr. 22, City-wide cleanup Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To participate in these events, simply show up. All supplies will be provided.
Any organization wanting to partner with the City of LaGrange on any of these events, contact Katie Van Schoor at firstname.lastname@example.org.