01 Mar February 2011 Adopt-a-Highway News
What a beautiful morning it was to be outside on Saturday, February 26, when twelve volunteers gathered to pick-up our Fearrington Village Adopt-A-Highway area. Twenty-Two bags of litter were collected in two hours. We seem to be doing well at staying with our last Saturday of every month date for picking-up litter.
Although mostly veterans were picking up, we had two newcomers join us. We thank Beverly Scalice and Mary Heaton for joining the group for this pick-up and hope they will consider joining us anytime they can make it. Charles Waldren started earlier than the rest of the group and Colette File and Ann Holloman picked up outside our area to the north.
DOT will be conducting their spring “Litter Sweep” from April 16 thru April 30. Information on the “Litter Sweep” can be found on the North Carolina DOT ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY PROGRAM website. These litter sweeps are held twice a year at a time when DOT attempts to get all citizens interested in picking up all roadsides. Fearrington Village volunteers far exceed these expectations by picking up monthly. It is so nice to see the roadsides as litter free as possible for spring and the warmer days to come.
Speaking of warmer days, we always pick-up an hour earlier when the temperatures start to rise, so that we can finish the pick-up before the heat is intolerable. We will be moving to the new 7:30am starting time on the last Saturday in May (the 28th).