Volunteers throughout Vance County have been busy this week helping with efforts to clean up the community during the Henderson-Vance Spring Litter Sweep Week.
The week-long effort to improve the appearance of our county will end this Saturday, April 20.
Here are a few more highlights for the remainder of the Spring Litter Sweep Week:
- Local residents may recycle old electronics by taking them to the front parking lot of the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive in Henderson on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from Metech Recycling will be on hand to take the old electronics and dispose of them properly through recycling.
- Volunteers are still being sought to help rake leaves at Rock Bridge Cemetery on Old Epsom Road at its intersection with Skenes Avenue as renovations of the old cemetery continue. The leaves need to be raked to make way for dirt to be brought to the cemetery to fill in sunken areas. Volunteers should bring their own rakes and report to the cemetery by 9 a.m. Saturday. Interested persons who want to volunteer should contact Terri Hedrick at 492-2127, extention 2100, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, so that organizers will know you want to volunteer and to receive other supplies, including gloves.
- All Spring Litter Sweep Week volunteers are invited to attend a free hot dog lunch on Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. at the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive. Volunteers have been receiving tickets for the lunch as they have registered to help and received their clean-up supplies. Supplies and lunch tickets are still available at the City Operations Center or by contacting Terri Hedrick at 492-2127, extension 2100.
- Those volunteers attending the lunch on Saturday morning are eligible to receive cash prizes including: $150 for the most trash bags filled by a group during the Litter Sweep; $100 for the largest group of volunteers; and $50 for the most unique item found during Spring Litter Sweep Week.