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Trash Off Project Continues to Grow

April 21, 2011

Several pickup loads of trash were removed from the roads as well as around community areas

The Antlers Lions Club would like to thank all those that participated in this year's Trash-Off Day held Saturday, April 16, 2011! Several pickup loads of trash were removed from the roads entering the city of Antlers as well as around community areas such as the fairgrounds, football and softball fields, Little People's Park, the library, the Depot, and more! Forty-two volunteers participated this year, more than any of the previous years!

The Antlers Garden Club showed support again this year by working on the flower garden at the Highway 271 North and Highway 3 intersection and by cleaning roadsides. Other participating groups include Cub Scout Pack #396, the Passport Mentoring Program, the First United Methodist Church Youth Group, and the Choctaw Nation Youth Advisory Board. There were even a few individuals, not with a group, that participated because of their personal desire to help keep Antlers beautiful! Our hats are off to all of you!

After the work was over, we were treated to pizza and refreshments provided by Representative RC Pruett and Pruett's Deli. Thank you Deli Staff and Representative Pruett! Our thanks also go out to the Pushmataha County Hospital for providing latex gloves, ODOT for trash bags and safety vests, and Southern Disposal, Inc. for taking the trash free of charge!

Regardless of how the trash gets there, nobody likes to see it and we can all do something about it. Keep a small trash bag in your vehicle and lightweight cans, papers, and bags out of truck beds. Remember, it doesn't have to be Trash-Off Day to keep your section of the street clean!

The Lions Club meets on Monday nights at 6:30 pm at Ables Western BBQ in the back meeting room. For those unaware of what the Lions Club is about, the organization was founded in 1917 when a Chicago business leader asked, “What if people put their talents to work improving their communities?” Since then, the Lions have become an international organization 1.3 million members strong with 45,000 clubs. Although most of the work involves aiding the blind and visually impaired, the organization has expanded to assist in numerous community activities.

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