220 PRIDE volunteers cleaned roads at Dale Hollow LakeMay 2, 2012 by clackey
The roads leading to Dale Hollow Lake are cleaner now, thanks to 220 volunteers who picked up litter April 14 during the second annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup. The two-hour event netted 400 bags of trash, seven tires and two car hoods.
All volunteers received a free T-shirt, lunch and a chance at door prizes, which included one-day pontoon rentals from Hendricks Creek Resort and Sulphur Creek Resort.
“We appreciate the volunteers who did their part to make this scenic area look its best before recreation and tourism seasons begin,” said Tammie Wilson of PRIDE, one of the event organizers.
“I saw a lot of smiles as folks enjoyed volunteering alongside their friends and family on a gorgeous day,” Wilson said. “You can see photos at http://bit.ly/Iwd5p1.”
“The two-hour event made a huge difference, but keeping the roads clean is a daily responsibility for those blessed to live here,” she added. “Let’s pull together as a community to cut down on litter and to pick it up quickly if it appears.”
“I am grateful for our partners in organizing the Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup,” Wilson said. “They are the Clinton County Fiscal Court, Cumberland County Fiscal Court, Cumberland County Conservation District, Dale Hollow State Resort Park and Marina, Hendricks Creek Resort, Sulphur Creek Resort, First Baptist Church of Burkesville, and local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.”
“I also want to thank the donors of food, services and door prizes for creating a fun, rewarding experience for our hard-working volunteers,” she continued. “They are First and Farmers Bank of Burkesville, Citizens Bank of Cumberland County, Houchens of Burkesville, Riverside IGA in Burkesville, Save-A-Lot in Albany, Cumberland Ice Express and Pepsi Cola of Albany.”
The Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup was part of southern and eastern Kentucky’s 15th anniversary PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month. Local governments organized opportunities for volunteers to clean their communities. They received volunteer T-shirts, cleanup supplies and funding assistance from PRIDE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in the region.
The region-wide Spring Cleanup is made possible by a grant to PRIDE from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and by these sponsors: Waste Connections of Kentucky (Gold Sponsor); Outdoor Venture Corporation (Silver Sponsor); and New Horizon Graphics, Lightyear Network Solutions, and Owens Auto & Truck Parts of Corbin (Bronze Sponsors).
“Eastern Kentucky PRIDE has made an enormous impact on Cumberland County since it’s beginnings in 1997,” said Cumberland County Judge-Executive John Phelps, Jr. “Our residents enjoy a much cleaner community and much cleaner waterways due to the continued efforts of PRIDE.”