Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week April 15-20

The Vance County Appearance Commission and the Henderson Community Appearance Commission are asking the local community to get involved in the fifth annual Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep during the week of April 15-20, 2013.

The appearance commissions are sponsoring the week-long activities designed to get community residents involved in improving the appearance of Henderson and all of Vance County.

The local effort this year is once again part of the North Carolina Spring Litter Sweep, which is scheduled for April 13-27.

The focus of the week is to get as much community participation as possible to clean up blighted areas in the city and county. Volunteers for the Spring Litter Sweep can include Adopt-A-Highway Program participants, local church groups, school groups, civic organizations, members of volunteer fire departments, community watch groups, businesses, families and individuals.

Volunteers are asked to clean up trash and debris from along streets and roadsides, in neighborhoods and subdivisions and around churches, schools and businesses.

Materials for volunteers to use in their clean-up efforts, including large, orange trash bags, recycling bags, gloves and orange, safety vests will be available beginning Wednesday, April 10, by contacting Terri Hedrick, chairperson of the Vance County Appearance Commission, in the Vance County Schools’ Administrative Services Center at 1724 Graham Avenue in Henderson or by calling 492-2127, extension 2100. The clean-up materials also will be available at the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive and H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library on Breckenridge Street in Henderson.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, volunteers also may pick up clean-up supplies in the parking lot of the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive, if they want to clean up during that morning. Residents who want to discard old electronics also can bring them to the City Operations Center that morning. Officials will be on hand to accept the electronics for recycling.

Volunteers who receive supplies for the Spring Litter Sweep Week also will be given tickets to attend a free hot dog lunch on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at the City Operations Center. The lunch is being sponsored by the Wisdom for Life Ministry of Jason Brown, a Vance County native and former star in the National Football League with the Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams. This will be the fifth year Brown has sponsored the volunteer lunch for the Spring Litter Sweep.

Anyone who is interested in participating in the Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week activities is asked to contact Hedrick at 492-2127, extension 2100, or by email at thedrick@vcs.k12.nc.us.