Goodbye winter … hello Spring Cleanup!March 21, 2015 by clackey
“After a long, hard winter, it will be fun to get outside together in such a beautiful setting,” said PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson.
“Our theme for the 2015 Spring Cleanup is ‘Take PRIDE … Company’s Coming,’ and Cumberland Falls is the best place to start preparing our region for visitors,” Wilson said. “A great way to welcome spring and tourists is to make sure our incredible landscape looks its best.”
“This cleanup event is always popular with volunteers,” she added. “The timing and location can’t be beat, and I think people really enjoy a sense of satisfaction when they can see a visible difference in the roads, thanks to their hard work.”
From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET on March 28, volunteers will pick up litter along Hwy. 90 and other roads near the park. Volunteer registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the gift shop beside Cumberland Falls. Volunteer groups with children can choose from age-appropriate cleanup areas.
All volunteers will receive a free lunch, and they will be entered in a drawing for door prizes. Free T-shirts will be given to volunteers, while supplies last.
The Volunteer Cup trophy will be presented to the county that recruits the most volunteers. Whitley County has won the trophy twice, and McCreary County has won it four times.
Awards will be given to the school group and community group that bring the most volunteers.
All volunteers should dress appropriately for working outdoors in the weather that morning. Sturdy shoes are recommended. PRIDE will provide disposable gloves and safety vests.
The event is a partnership among PRIDE, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, McCreary County Fiscal Court 109 Board, Whitley County Fiscal Court, US Forest Service, McCreary County Extension Service, McCreary County Board of Education, Whitley County School System, United Cumberland Bank and Pine Knot Job Corp.
The region-wide PRIDE Spring Cleanup is made possible by the following sponsors: Outdoor Venture Corporation, Walmart and Waste Connections of Kentucky.
“There is still time to support the Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup by making donations toward the lunch and door prizes, which reward our hard-working volunteers,” Wilson said. “All donors will be recognized at the event, so this will be a good opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to community service.”
For more information, please call the PRIDE office, toll free, at 888-577-4339.