ALTON — The Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee, partnering with community organizations, is planning the city’s annual Fall Litter Cleanup at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
On Sept. 10, volunteers can register, pick up free gloves and bags, and get directions to areas that need the most attention by meeting at 9 a.m. at 200 W. Third St. or at the entrance to Hellrung Park at Seventh Street and Central Avenue.
“We hope to get another great turnout at this year’s cleanup,” said Alderwoman Carolyn MacAfee, chairwoman of the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee. “Historically, several community service organizations and individuals have participated in this event, and we hope to have similar success this year as we continue our efforts to beautify Alton and improve the quality of life for our citizens.”
Individuals and groups interested in participating in the cleanup can contact MacAfee at (618) 304-4315 or Carolyn Dooley at (618) 465-0326 for more information.
Created in 2004, ABCCC is a group of citizen volunteers who are appointed by and report to the mayor and city council. The goal of the committee is to enhance the overall visual appearance of the city and the quality of life in Alton. ABCCC is the primary coordinator for the two City-Wide Litter Cleanups. ABCCC usually meets at 4 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Room 203 at City Hall, unless a work day is scheduled. These meetings and work days are open to the public. For more information, contact MacAfee at (618) 304-4315.