LAGRANGE, Ga. — Participants of Troup County's Great American Cleanup, which was held this weekend, collected 20 tons of litter and cleaned along at least 75 miles of roadside, officials said in a press release Monday.
Doris Jefferson, Keep Troup Beautiful executive director, said in the statement about 1,000 people took part in the day of service and beautification including the Troup County Commissioners. According to the press release, the commissioners won the county's second Trash Bash Challenge, collecting 1,042 bags of trash.
"I appreciate that. People see that these guys really care and are out there trying to make a difference themselves," Jefferson said.
Also, during the weekend's cleanup, Callaway High School students won the high school beautification contest, sponsored by Keep Troup Beautiful and Walmart. The contest required students spend 40 hours on a beautification project and Callaway students spruced up the entrance to their school. They earned $500 for their school to use on other beautification projects.