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March 23: Kick-Off Spring Cleanup at Dale Hollow Lake


Meeting of those planning Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup for March 23

The Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup, which will be March 23, is being planned by the agencies that host the event and the volunteer groups already committed to participating. This photo was taken at a planning meeting held Feb. 28. First row, left to right: Alex Killman, Foothills Academy; Allen Duvall, Dale Hollow State Park; Stephen Johnson, Hendricks Creek Resort. Second row: Barry Tompkins, Foothills Academy; Mark Davis, PRIDE; Tammie Wilson, PRIDE. Third Row: Stephen Stokes, Boy Scouts; Wanda Gilbert, Cumberland County Conservation. Fourth row: Avo Huddleston, Cumberland County Conservation District; Frank “Bim” Brendel, Hendricks Creek Resort; Jennifer Johnson, PRIDE. Fifth row: Gerrad Groce, Boy Scouts; Mark Brewington, Sulphur Creek; Judge John Phelps, Cumberland County. Sixth row: Jerry Lynn Wheat, Cumberland County PRIDE Coordinator. Not pictured: Jenny Moon, Dale Hollow State Park; Mike Lynn, Dale Hollow State Park, Robin Jefferson, Dale Hollow State Park Marina; Patty Brendel-Amrein, Hendricks Creek Resort; Tuesday Davis, Clinton County PRIDE Coordinator.

On March 23, the third annual Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup will bring together hundreds of volunteers who want clean lake roads — as well as a free T-shirt, free lunch and a chance at door prizes. From 10 a.m. until Noon CT, volunteers will pick up litter along the roads around the lake. Safe, age-appropriate cleanup areas will be available for groups with children, such as schools and churches.

All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt and free lunch and will be entered into a drawing for door prizes, including free one-day pontoon rentals at Hendricks Creek Resort and Sulphur Creek Resort and two tickets to a University of Kentucky football game.

Volunteer registration will begin at 9 a.m. at these locations: Hendricks Creek Dock, Sulphur Creek Dock, Wisdom Dock, Wolfe River Dock and Dale Hollow State Resort Park’s picnic area.

At registration, volunteers will be directed to an area to clean. They will receive trash bags, gloves and safety vests.

At Noon, volunteers will gather for a free cook-out at the picnic area at Dale Hollow State Resort Park. The door prize drawing will be held during the cook-out, and volunteers will receive their T-shirts.

“We have always had a great number of volunteers to participate in this and all PRIDE events, and I am looking forward to sharing that volunteer experience once again in 2013,” said Cumberland County Judge-Executive John A. Phelps, Jr. “I continue to be overwhelmed by the positive impact that PRIDE has had on Cumberland County since it came into existence in 1997.”

“This year, the Dale Hollow Cleanup will be the kick-off event for PRIDE’s Spring Cleanup, and I am greatly honored for this event to be in our neighborhood,” Phelps added.

“We are excited to kick-off the region’s PRIDE Spring Cleanup at Dale Hollow this year,” said PRIDE’s Tammie Wilson. “The Dale Hollow event is always a lot of fun with a great turnout of volunteers, and that will give us momentum as the Spring Cleanup spreads across 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky throughout April.”

During PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April, local governments organize cleanup activities and recruit volunteers. They receive 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 2013 PRIDE Spring Cleanup is made possible in part by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the following sponsors: Waste Connections of Kentucky (Gold Sponsor), Outdoor Venture Corporation (Silver Sponsor), Walmart (Silver Sponsor), Hacker Brothers, Inc. (Bronze Sponsor), Lightyear Network Solutions (Bronze Sponsor) and Owens Auto & Truck Parts (Bronze Sponsor).

“On March 23, volunteers can expect a rewarding experience because the Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup is well established now, thanks to enthusiastic leadership by our local partners,” Wilson added. “I want to thank them, and they are the Cumberland County Fiscal Court, Clinton County Fiscal Court, Dale Hollow State Resort Park, Hendricks Creek Resort and Sulphur Creek Resort.”

For more information about the Dale Hollow Spring Cleanup, please call Cumberland County Judge-Executive John Phelps, Jr., at 270-864-3444, or Clinton County PRIDE Coordinator Tuesday Davis at 606-387-4633.

To print a flyer to promote the cleanup, click here: http://kypride.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Dale-Hollow-Cleanup-Flyer.pdf.


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