COAL CREEK SPRING CLEANING DAY
WHY DO PEOPLE THROW THEIR TRASH OUT ALONG
THE ROADSIDE IN BEAUTIFUL EAST TENNESSEE?
18 March 2017
We were really happy with the number
of scholars who showed up in the rain and fog this morning for the annual
Coal Creek Spring Cleaning Day to pick up trash along Highway 116 – The Fraterville Miners Memorial Highway. The wet roads and ditches full of water
where we would be picking up trash made it too dangerous for us to risk
injury, so, we had an HONOR SYSTEM event. Each student was given two large
trash bags and promised when the weather cleared they would pick up trash
somewhere in the Coal Creek watershed and send me pictures…. No personal
kitchen trash allowed! The heroes of the day were six of the unfortunately
incarcerated men from the Anderson County Detention Center who volunteered
to pick up trash no matter what the road conditions. They were rewarded with
six dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts and our traditional red bandanas. THANKS SO
MUCH to Geoff Trabalka, Supervisor of Anderson County Solid Waste for
arranging for the volunteer inmates and directing traffic along the road to
keep them safe. Thanks also to Commissioner J. Shain Vowell who assisted
with the inmates along the roadside.
Also, thanks to parents who showed
up to work and be a great example to their kids --- Tonya Roldan and Charles
& Valissa Cox!!
Lamb, Noah Moore, Carol
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