Courtland Williams, Carter Metcalf, Brooklyn Simpson, Olivia Lee Wise and Annaleigh Fischer (shown, front row, from left) were the winners in the city’s poster contest for its annual spring clean up week.  They are shown with (back row) principal Patty Taylor, Councilman Kennith Mount, Stephanie Moceri, and city clerk John Thompson.
Courtland Williams, Carter Metcalf, Brooklyn Simpson, Olivia Lee Wise and Annaleigh Fischer (shown, front row, from left) were the winners in the city’s poster contest for its annual spring clean up week. They are shown with (back row) principal Patty Taylor, Councilman Kennith Mount, Stephanie Moceri, and city clerk John Thompson.

City’s spring clean-up set for next week

Published 12:00am Saturday, April 26, 2014

With slogans like “Slash trash,” “Make our city look pretty,” “Don’t be a clown, clean up our town,” and “The main three Rs: Reduce, recycle and reuse,” Andalusia Elementary students are on board encouraging local residents to pick up trash in the coming week.

City officials have set the annual spring clean-up during the week of April 27-May 3.

Councilman Kennith Mount, who serves on the city’s Community Enhancement Committee, has been among those leading the charge to encourage residents to pick up litter and trash in the coming week.

The city is providing trash bags, Mount said, which are available at the Chamber of Commerce, Andalusia Police Department, Andalusia Fire Department, Farmers Market, City Hall and Johnson Park.

“Once you put the trash in the bags, you can leave them on the roadside, and city crews will pick them up,” Mount said. “It’s going to take everybody working together to make our city beautiful.”

Mount has challenged each of his fellow council members to lead efforts in their districts.

To encourage clean-up, he said, the Community Enhancement Committee held a poster contest at Andalusia Elementary School. The winning posters have been converted to yard signs encouraging spring cleaning.

“We are excited about cleaning up Andalusia, but we all need to work together,” Mount said.

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