Thanks to community for successful Cleanup Day at Blue Hole

Published 8:50 am Wednesday, March 20, 2019

To the Editor:
Thanks to all that participated in “The Blue Hole Waterfall Cleanup” on Saturday, March 16. It was a huge success! The event was successful because of all the citizens who organized, participated and that supported it.
In just three hours, 45 citizen volunteers removed and picked up over 1,200 pounds of trash, debris and litter. We had volunteers from California, Florida, Maggie Valley, N.C., and Bristol. Carter County was also well represented by many local volunteers and our city and county officials.
Special thanks to citizen Beverlie Margle who initiated and organized the cleanup effort. She contacted Keep Carter County Beautiful (KCCB) for support. KCCB was able to contact Benny Lyons, our Carter County Landfill Director. Special thanks to Benny for providing a 30-yard roll off dumpster delivered to the site. This effort made the cleanup a success and it could not have been accomplished without this critical support. KCCB also contacted all local media that helped get the word out and it worked!! Thank you!
It is wonderful to see our community leaders and citizens come together and accomplish such a large job! Again many, many thanks to all who were involved.
Pictures can say a thousand words, so go visit the Blue Hole Waterfall, just one of many beautiful spots in Carter County, Tennessee!

Ed Jordan
Keep Carter County Beautiful

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