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Adair Garden Club cleans 2.1 mile stretch of KY 206

Group including Johnie Biggs, Ginger Swift, Jennifer Smith, Lila Loy, Lucille Lemmon, Mary Sharp, Mary Knight, Kelli Bonifer and Barbara Armitage, finds everything from lite beer cans to a pair of blue jeans!

News from Adair Garden Club

Nine members of the Adair County Garden Club were out and about again early this morning picking up litter along Hwy 206 between WAIN Radio and the big red cow barn. In the 2.1 mile stretch of road they pickup up 22 garbage bags of trash and an old tire.

"We can learn a lot about the people who drive down a particular road by the trash we pick up. On Hwy 206 we know that they like fast food, particularly McDonalds, smoke too many cigarettes and drink light beer. Then there are the strange things we find - like a pair of blue jeans - makes you wonder how they got there" says Barbara Armitage.

When asked for a quote from the Garden Club members Mary Knight summed it up nicely saying "Jumpin'gee hoseafat quit throwin' stuff on the road - it's disgusting"!

Keeping Downtown pretty, too

Roadsides are not the only place the Adair County Garden Club members have been cleaning. Downtown Columbia is looking pretty too. After the group planted the corner flower beds the Thursday morning "Weed Patrol" of Mary Sharp, Lucille Lemmon and Mary Knight took over the responsibility of weekly maintenance. These three ladies keep the flowers looking nice, the weeds under control and pick up litter left in and around the flower beds.

Constant vigilance is paying off there has been far less litter to clean up and even the number of cigar and cigarette butts has decreased. There have been lots of comments about how nice the square is looking these days it seems that civic pride is growing almost as fast as the flowers.

The nine members of the Garden Club working for you today were Johnie Biggs, Ginger Swift, Jennifer Smith, Lila Loy, Lucille Lemmon, Mary Sharp, Mary Knight, Kelli Bonifer and Barbara Armitage. Our message to you about littering is "Don't do it". We have better things to do than clean up after you.

This story was posted on 2008-09-04 12:52:03
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