LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM)- Around 30 City of LaGrange employees and community members including Mayor Jim Thornton and his wife Corinne participated in the city's voluntary litter clean- up event today.
The group started picking up trash at Hollis Elementary on Country Club Road and continued along West Point Lake.
Litter on the side of the road washed into nearby West Point Lake. This lake is the water source for the City of LaGrange and many other nearby communities.
The monthly clean-up events are voluntary for the City of LaGrange employees but the public is invited to participate.
In April, City Manager Meg Kelsey wanted to send a message to the community that the City of LaGrange is serious about cleaning up litter and rolled out the city's campaign, "Leaving LaGrange Better Than We Found It."
LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton, Troup County Commission Chairman Patrick Crews, West Point Mayor Steve Tramell, Hogansville Mayor Bill Stankiewicz, along with Troup County's Keep Troup Beautiful have joined forces to help clean up the litter in the community.
"As employees of the city, we have an opportunity to do something about it," said Kelsey.
If you would like to have a litter clean up in your neighborhood contact Scott Landa with Keep Troup Beautiful. For more information go to www.keeptroupbeautiful.com or call (706) 884-9922.