2017-04-12 / Front Page

10th annual Keep Jenkins Beautiful set for April 15th


Jenkins County 4-H was one of the participants in last year’s Keep Jenkins Beautiful campaign. This year’s event will be held this Saturday, April 15th. 
(Photo contributed) Jenkins County 4-H was one of the participants in last year’s Keep Jenkins Beautiful campaign. This year’s event will be held this Saturday, April 15th. (Photo contributed) Saturday, April 15th, is the designated day for Keep Jenkins Beautiful in 2017. This year Main Street Millen and millions of volunteers across the country will participate in Keep Jenkins County Beautiful as part of Keep Georgia Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful. This event is part of the nation’s largest cleanup, beautification and community improvement program.

Main Street Millen invites all volunteers to gather at the Train Viewing Platform on Cotton Avenue between 8-9 a.m. for a continental breakfast provided by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Volunteers will receive trash bags, gloves, vests, and work assignments at the same location.

An important addition to Keep Jenkins Beautiful this year is Scrap Tire Recycling Week: April 8th-15th. County and city residents who have a drivers’ license with a Jenkins County address can drop off tires at no charge during the week at the Jenkins County Landfill (3199 Paramore Hill Road). For everyone’s convenience a trailer will be located on College Avenue behind the Courthouse on April 15th for scrap tire disposal.

An additional trailer will be located behind the Courthouse for electronics. There is a $10 charge for televisions.

Volunteers are asked to work for 3-4 hours on Saturday morning. Citizens can participate in the clean up by picking up trash, weeding flower and shrubbery beds, planting flowers, pruning shrubbery, putting out straw, and painting buildings. Projects should be on public property in the city or county. County residents are also encouraged to pick up trash on the highways in front of their property.

Main Street Millen is recruiting groups to participate in cleaning up Jenkins County. Everyone is invited to join in the cleanup. Individuals who are not part of an organized group are welcome to join other groups or to work on their own. If April 15th is not a convenient date, groups are free to choose a different time. Areas that especially need trash pickup are Old Louisville Road past the county dumpsters, Perkins Road, from city limits to the bypass, Sardis Road, Highway 17 South past the city limits to the Screven County line, Cotton Avenue shrubbery beds, Millen Cemetery, Welcome to Millen signs, and city parks.

Having an attractive community is especially important to attracting new residents, businesses, and industries. Please join the effort and help get Jenkins County clean.

Main Street Millen needs to have a record of individuals or groups who work and the amount of trash collected. Please call the chamber office (982-5595) if you plan to participate or for additional information about clean up or tire recycling.

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