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Volunteers needed for cleanup effort in Warren County Thursday



Warren County Supervisors Kelle Barfield and Edward Herring say the Board of Supervisors has been looking into creative and cost-effective ways to combat litter in Warren County, and to that effect, they have organized a cleanup event Thursday afternoon on Warrior’s Trail in Warren County.  Volunteers are needed to help pick up litter along Warrior’s Trail and the surrounding area.

When: Thursday, May 20 — 4 p.m. through 7 p.m.
Where: Mt. Alban MB Church — corner of Warrior’s Trail and Mt. Alban Rd.

Everyone is invited to participate and all supplies will be provided.

Mt. Alban MB Church has graciously offered to allow volunteers to utilize the church parking area during the cleanup. If you would like to participate, all you need to do is head to the church anytime between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday. You will be provided gloves, a safety vest, garbage bags and a shuttle to the work area. Volunteers are asked to refrain from parking along the roadway for safety reasons.

Citing the success of the city’s Earth Day event, District 5 Supervisor Kelle Barfield said that citizens in Vicksburg and Warren County have shown that they care about keeping our community beautiful and many are willing to roll up their sleeves and pitch in.

“Edward [Herring] and I are committed,” Barfield said. “We are out picking up trash all the time, doing our small part. And of course you have the county crews that collect litter, but it is just one of those things that needs continuous attention.”

Barfield and Herring identified Warrior’s Trail as a high-traffic, and therefore litter-prone, area that is a common roadway between the two districts that they represent, so it seemed a fitting place to start. The leaders are hopeful that residents will take interest in the project and similar events can continue to take place in the future.

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