10th ‘Think Green, Think Clean’ event upcoming

Staff Reports • May 8, 2018 at 3:32 PM

The 10th annual Wilson County Think Green, Think Clean Challenge will be held Saturday and marks a 10-year effort to keep the community beautiful and free of hazardous materials.

Participants should arrive at their respective schools at 8 a.m. to begin cleaning up, and a celebration and announcements will take place from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center.

The event will feature free pizza and ice cream, and 10 schools will win prize money in honor of the event’s 10th anniversary.

The event was created to emphasize the importance to keep the community free of litter and debris, as well as to promote the importance of recycling and beautification.

Wilson County personnel said they support the city’s event and encourage all residents to participate.

“This event has been a great success in all 10 years. It is a large student based clean up effort for Wilson County, and we are happy to play a part in it. Our students are the earth caregivers of tomorrow, and it is our job to teach them the responsibilities that job requires,” said Wilson County Stormwater director James Vaden.

“I have always been a huge supporter of anything we as a government can do to keep Wilson County the vibrant, beautiful and safe county that it is today. The Think Green Think Clean initiative, among other programs that we as a government support throughout the year are simple but highly effective steps to making Wilson County ‘greener.’ This in turn keeps our communities cleaner and safer for generations to come,” said Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto.

Last year, more than 400 participants collected 250 bags of trash.


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