Posted by: emilywil | April 23, 2009

Keep Bulloch Beautiful Host 9th Annual Great American Cleanup

  On Saturday, April 25, 2009 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Keep Bulloch Beautiful will host the nation-wide campaign, the 9thAnnual Great American Cleanup in Statesboro, Georgia.  If you are interested, volunteers will be picking up trash and planting trees at different locations and will meet on the lawn of the courthouse in downtown Statesboro for breakfast and will then be distributed to various locations around Bulloch County.

“We have had teams registering, probably a total of 300 individuals who are going to help picking up litter,” Matt Schacht whom is the Program Coordinator of Keep Bulloch Beautiful.  gaclogo

             Breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts will be provided for all the volunteers.  Coca-Cola, Georgia Power, Subway of Statesboro, Northland Cable Advertising, and Georgia Eagle Broadcasting, Inc. are all sponsoring this year’s Great American Clean-up.  Last year, 28,260 pounds of litter was picked up, 650 trees were planted at 26 various locations around Bulloch County. 

      I participated last year and enjoyed it very much.  It is a great opportunity to get involved with the community and help keep it clean during the week long activities of Earth Day.  With our Earth being trashed now, more than ever, it is crucial as citizens to make sure we get out and do something about it! 

            Hope to see alot of you out there for a great cause!

  (This is a portion of my first press release I have ever written for my Introduction into Journalism class, so if the format looks a little different that’s why!)

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