Team Up to Clean Up

Laurie Rygiel and Jennie Grant feed hungry litter teams after a long day of cleanup in Tallassee.

Earth Day was Monday and in honor of that the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce will hold the annual Team Up to Clean Up citywide beautification campaign. All week long teams from around the community will be out in force cleaning designated areas of the city.

Saturday there will be a large-scale campaign to clean the city. Advanced Disposal will provide a roll-off container, which will be located at city hall and available for anyone wanting to discard unwanted debris. Stones Throw Landfill will be providing T-shirts to all the participants.

“This is a great way for members of the community to come together for a great cause,” Tallassee Chamber of Commerce director Jerry Cunningham said.

Several local businesses have signed up to participate in this week’s Team Up to Clean Up. Parker Tire and Service Center on Gilmer Avenue will take used oil, tires and batteries all week from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Several organizations in the community are creating a cleanup team. The teams will be out in full force tidying up the community. Last year, there were teams from Tallassee High School, Southside Middle School and Tallassee Elementary that helped with the cleanup effort. Church teams included Tallaweka Baptist, East Tallassee Baptist, and First Methodist Tallassee. Area business that participated includes Alabama Power and Guardian Credit Union. The Boy Scouts and Senior Center from Tallassee also participated.

Following the morning cleanup efforts, participants will be treated to lunch, which will be provided by 1220 Café, Louie’s Chicken Fingers, Little Caesar’s, Subway, Pizza Hut and Tater’s Shell Station. The following businesses have also contributed to the lunch for the participants: Parker Wholesale Cars, Tallassee Family Dentistry, PrimeSouth Bank, First Community Bank, and Servpro of Montgomery.

For more information about this event, to register as a volunteer or set up a litter team, contact Cunningham at 334-283-5151 or visit the Tallassee Chamber of Commerce office at 10 South Ann Ave.