Sharpes’s Hill, SC (Paul Kirby) – Monday morning, 177 volunteers from local schools and businesses gathered near Peachtree Rock to participate in PalmettoPrides’ Highway 6 Cleanup Blitz. The purpose of the group that morning was to pick up discarded trash and debris from Sharpe’s Hill to Swansea all along SC Highway 6.
Because of the number of volunteers that turned out, the crews were able to pick up almost 5,000 lbs. of trash. Deputies from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department assisted with traffic and safety. After the blitz was done, they enjoyed a lunch provided by Shumpert’s IGA and AAA Well Drilling, two local businesses.
It’s now the responsibility of the citizens and motorist that travel that route to keep the highway looking good. You can do that by tarping your load when you are hauling any type of trash or debris. You can also make sure the bed of your truck is free of cans, plastic shopping bags, and other things that can blow out while driving. Most importantly, you can show personal responsibility and stop discarding anything from your vehicle when you drive. Teach this to your children as well.
Thanks to all those who participated in this effort. Let’s not ever have to do it again!