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Hundreds participate in the second Countywide Cleanup Day

Published on Thursday, May 9, 2019

Hundreds participate in the second Countywide Cleanup Day

Last Saturday after only taking a few steps on Hamlet Highway, Luther Grace had already filled a green bag with litter.
"I think it is disrespectful how people threw trash out," said Grace, who was picking up trash with a group from Shiloh Baptist Church.
Grace and more than 500 people spread out around Marlboro County for the second Countywide Community Cleanup Day on May 4.
As he picked up trash, Grace said he volunteered because he wanted to help send a message to those who litter.
"We need to keep the county clean," he said.
Volunteers were picking up trash on various roadways in bright yellow shirts. Officials said more than 60 groups participated.
Will Rogers Jr., solicitor for the Fourth Judicial Circuit, picked up trash with a group on Old Wire Road.
He thought it was a really good project implemented by the county.
"It really helps the county," he said. "A lot of people who travel and see a lot of trash will not have a good impression of the county."
Some groups got an early start cleaning up during the week.
Employees at Palmetto Brick in Wallace picked up trash in two groups on Friday, May 3.
Company vice president Andy Rogers felt it was a good concerted effort by people in the county.
"We need more of these days," he said. "We need to adopt roads. We need to educate people about littering."
After picking up trash for almost an hour, Rogers said he had learned a lot.
"You don't realize how much trash is there until you are picking it up," he said.
The town of McColl also participated Friday. The annual Mayfest was on Saturday.
"We wanted to do our part to help clean up the county," said Jeffery Sessoms, a McColl police officer.
Volunteers started at the old casinos on Highway 15-401 and worked their way back to town.
Vincent Price thought the cleanup was a great idea.
"It's just us," he said. "We have to work together."
As a real estate broker, he is always bringing people into the county.
"The cleaner the roads, the more opportunity it is to bring folks in to buy homes and possibly start new industries," he said.

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