The Union Recorder

Opinion

September 26, 2012

Get involved by cleaning up

MILLEDGEVILLE — Just in time for the start of fall and next month’s Deep Roots Festival, a local effort is helping to spruce up downtown. As downtown Milledgeville continues to be placed in the spotlight with the monthly First Friday features, the upcoming festival and alumni weekend events for Georgia Military College and Georgia College, this effort is certainly timely and one the entire downtown community should get behind.

Milledgeville Main Street will host a clean up day from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Hopefully, this clean up effort will spread to other areas of town and become widespread throughout the community.

The cleanup will consist of cleaning the alleyways and areas behind the downtown buildings. Volunteers will meet at the Milledgeville Main Street office located at 127 E. Hancock St. at 2 p.m. and are encouraged to bring gloves to the event. Volunteers from the Georgia College GIVE Center and other campus student organizations will also take part, signifying this event as a campus-community outreach effort as well.

While Milledgeville’s downtown is not by any means unkempt, it is only through all of our conscious effort to put trash in its proper place when we it see it that this can be maintained. We must remember that litter is not only unsightly and unsanitary, it also sends a negative message to visitors, particularly those stopping through town for the first time, who may get a bad first impression.

This weekend’s cleanup effort is not only a great way to send the right message about the importance of keeping the local community clean and positive, it is also a great way for local students and college-age volunteers to get involved in the community beyond campus. This is an opportunity to take pride in where you live and give back at the same time. Volunteers are still needed and are welcome to join in on the effort.

It doesn’t take a tremendous effort to have an impact on your community and how it looks, but it does take a conscious commitment.

1
Text Only
Columns
Editorials
Letters
Poll
AP Video
Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station My name is Cocaine Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN