Litter cleanup slated for Saturday morning

The time is nigh for the kickstart to making a concerted effort to change the looks of Brady. On Saturday, the second event in as many months here in Brady will find groups of volunteers spending a few hours picking up trash in the ditches surrounding Brady. In conjunction with the statewide Great Texas Trash-Off, Heart of Texas residents are encouraged to volunteer their time and effort to help pick up litter on the roadways leading into the “True” Heart of Texas. Two individual groups have already volunteered to participate in the Adopt A Highway program that is part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Keep Texas Beautiful campaign. The board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce and the First United Methodist Church sanctuary choir both recently announced their participation in the highway maintenance program. Brady Mayor James Stewart met with the student body of Brady High School early Tuesday and challenged each student to set an example in the community by participating in Saturday’s event. “I challenged each student in that school to prove to this community that they care about what happens here in Brady and McCulloch County,” said Stewart. “I challenged them to lead by example and show the adults in this community that they know how to set an example for others to follow. Now it is up to them to prove to the community that they can rise to the challenge.” Holly Watson, student body president, has organized three separate teams that will meet at 9 a.m. at three different locations to begin their efforts. Teams will meet at the Civic Center, the middle school parking lot and the Wal-Mart parking lot and proceed to connecting highways for the event. Groups interested in participating in Saturday’s litter cleanup should call city hall at 597-2152 and specify their interest in participating in Saturday’s event, or simply show up at one of the three meeting places just prior to 9 a.m. Saturday. Adult volunteers are still needed to help supervise the event which will be done in tandem with the highway department.

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