January 29, 2023

Local Veterans help clean county roads

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VETERAN VOLUNTEERS – Post 102 members and spouses participating in the Adopt-A-Mile clean up last weekend were (kneeling, from left) Diane Goodson, Michael Entsminger, (standing, from left) Robert Hesse, Faye Bush, Sharon Beeghly, Eddie Bush, Michael Hall, Jeff Beasley, Jannette Entsminger, and (not shown) Michael Lawler and  Michael White. 
ADOPT-A-MILE CLEAN UP – Members of American Legion Post 102 help clean the roadway along Hwy. 641 in Benton County.

On Saturday morning, Sept. 17, Camden’s American Legion Post 102 conducted their quarterly trash pick-up for their two-mile section of the Tennessee Adopt-A-Highway program. Post 102 is responsible for the two miles of roadway from mile marker 11-13 on Hwy. 641 in Benton County.

Adopt-A-Highway is a program of the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Since its inception in 1989, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers have collected more than 12 million pounds of litter from the state’s roadsides. These volunteer contributions are helping to produce cleaner roadways, reduce maintenance costs, and boost litter prevention awareness in Tennessee.

“We want to encourage our neighbors in Benton County to help keep our roadways clean!” said Mike Lawler, a Post 102 member. “Please don’t trash out on the highway, and don’t put unbagged trash in the bed of a truck, as it will blow out and add to the trash on our roads. Working together, we can keep our county clean.”

Post 102 members encourage other organizations to contact the Adopt-A-Highway program and sign up for a two-mile section of their own. For more information about how to join the program, email [email protected], call 615-253-1977, or visit https://www.tn.gov/tdot/environmental-home/environmental-highway-beautification-office/adopt-a-highway.html.

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