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Reminder: Countywide roadside cleanup is Sat 29 Apr 2017

Cleanup is presented as a joint effort between the Adair County Fiscal Court, Lindsey Wilson College, and the City of Columbia, KY
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By Andrea Waggener, Deputy Adair CJE
News from Adair County Judge Executive Mike Stephens' Office

The entire Adair County community is invited to come out Saturday, April 29, 2017, for the PRIDE Spring Cleanup. Registration is scheduled from 7am-8amCTat the rear parking lot of theCourthouse Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY. and the cleanup is 8amCT-12pmNoonCT.

Volunteers can identify their cleanup area and pick up supplies (gloves, bags, safety vests, insect repellant wipes, and sunscreen) upon registration. When volunteers have finished cleaning up their area each team's leader will return to the Annex to report the number of bags picked up.

The fiscal court will pay for the disposal of all bags at the Adair County Transfer Station.

Donuts, fresh fruit, milk, orange juice, and water will be served during registration. Students in BETA and National Honor Society at Adair County High School will be on hand to paint faces for participating children. Door prizes donated by local businesses will be given away to volunteers.

The cleanup is presented as a joint effort between the Adair County Fiscal Court, Lindsey Wilson College, and the City of Columbia.

- Andrea Waggener

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Artists at the ready for Clean up day: Beth & Sydney

2017-04-29 - Parking lot back of Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Marcum Waggener,
Ready for face painting at Pride Cleanup today, Saturday, April 29, 2017, were Beth Cowan, daughter of Gale and Jamie Cowan, left, and Sydney Waggener, daughter of Andrea Waggener and Doug Waggener. Beth is a 6th Grader at Adair County Middle School. Sydney is a Junior at Adair County High School. Several groups signed up this morning. Among them were Charity Baptist Church, cleaning up the Holmes Bend area and the Adair County High School National Honor Society and Beta Club. The Adair Annex Restrooms were open today for the Clean-up Crew. - LINDA WAGGENER

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Over 100 Clean-up Crusaders off to Clean Up Adair County!

2017-04-29 - Parking lot back of Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Innocent Bystander, submitted by AC Deputy CJE.
The possibility of bad weather did not deter the Clean-up Crusaders today. Adair County Deputy County Judge Executive Andrea Waggener at far right in front stands with many of the volunteers who were able to work today in the annual Adair COunty PRIDE Cleanup Day. There were over a hundred registered for the day The green safety vests, trash bags, water, juice, donuts, plastic gloves, insect repellent and sunscreen was provided by Adair County Fiscal Court. (Other names will be added when available).

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Leaders of Pride Clean Up day in Adair County

2017-04-29 - Adair Annex, 424 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo from Gail Cowan.
Adair County Fiscal Court officials were on hand to welcome volunteers to the 2017 Pride Clean Up Saturday, April 29. As of 11amCT, four hours after the start up, over 40 bags of trash were reported ready for pick up. Some are continuing the work as temperatures head into the mid-eighties toward a predicted ninety for today. Safety and health were advised as first considerations to all volunteers. From left are: Magistrate Billy Coffey (District 5), Magistrate Terry Hadley (District 7), Deputy Adair CJE Andrea Waggener, Adair County Treasurer Melinda Quinn, Magistrate Harold Burton (District 1), Adair County Finance Officer Gail Cowan, and Adair County Sheriffs Deputy Aaron Rainwater.

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Trash pick up offered a glimpse of how we live

2017-04-30 - Corner of Burkesville and Fortune Streets, Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Volunteering with the Pride Clean Up Saturday, April 29, 2017 provided enlightenment on how we live, what we buy, and what we do with what we buy. It showed where people congregate, eat, smoke and drink by their leftover filter cigarette butts, food and drink packaging left behind. I worked in my neighborhood covering East Fortune Street, across Reed Street to Madison Ally, and along Burkesville Street, parking lots behind the Chamber office and Walker Realty, then back on East Fortune Street. In my bag were: metal cans, plastic bottles and lids, paper cups, paper wrappers, a hand towel, gauze, rusty wire, dead electronic devices, plastic juice packs, miscellaneous pieces of broken plastic of all sizes, beer and kids meals cardboard packages, a used feminine hygiene pad, a plastic glove, more wire, plastic coated this time, both cloth and plastic strings, hot sauce condiment packets, fast food pie box, broken glass and lots of paper napkins/towels. With things looking better, I finished up, reported in and arranged to leave my bag in front of the Chamber of Commerce at 201 Burkesville Street for pick up. It felt good to have been among the hundred or so volunteers working to make this a cleaner place. I hope all of them had a safe experience and look forward to hearing about things discovered by others around the city and county. It's good to know the Solid Waste Advisory Committee is active to keep the clean up going.

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