Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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April 8, 2013

14th annual U.S. 23 Cleanup set for May 11

ASHLAND — Some outdoors spring cleaning will take place when the Ashland Alliance hosts its 14th annual U.S. 23 Cleanup next month.

This year’s sweep of trash along the Country Music Highway from South Shore to Catlettsburg is set for 9 a.m. to noon May 11.  

“A clean community shows quality of life in the area,” said Paula Mayo, administrative assistant and Greenup County volunteer coordinator. “Others want to see a clean community. The more attractive it looks, the better the chances are new businesses will come to the area.”

Volunteers are needed to pick up debris and trash along the 50-mile stretch of roadway in Boyd and Greenup counties during the annual cleanup, Mayo said.

“We’re trying to make people aware of what our highways look like,” Mayo said. “I think people are amazed at how much litter there is. We’re trying to educate, especially young people, not to just throw trash out the window.”

Anyone interested is welcome to volunteer, but younger volunteers must have adult supervision, she said.

“We can always use volunteers. We provide garbage bags and vests. They’re encouraged to wear gloves. And we want them to be safe. Don’t pick up something too heavy,” Mayo said.

About 200 volunteers are expected to participate in this year’s cleanup.

“It's good volunteer experience. If we can get enough people to clean a mile or two, 30 or 40 minutes is all it takes. In two hours it’s amazing how much garbage they pick up,” she said.

For more information or to register as a volunteer for the cleanup, contact Missy McCalvin, Boyd County volunteer coordinator, or Mayo at (606) 324-5111, missy@ashlandalliance.com or paula@ashlandalliance.com.

SHANNON MILLER can be reached at smiller@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2657.

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