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Cleanup uniting county

After a long winter, this time of year making a drive or walk down the street will likely result in seeing neighbors and other residents out doing spring cleanup of their own homes and properties.

That is the same thought for the multitude of volunteers who will come together this weekend for the annual litter cleanup event.

In an event that brings people together to pick up litter all over the county, this is also a time for residents to form a bond that exceeds just picking up tons of trash. Participating part allows Lawrence Countians to work toward a common goal of making our county and region a better place.

In years past, the cleanup day has seen a variety of volunteers who range from children to adults and groups from churches, schools and civic organizations. This year should be no different, and we commend all those involved in working to make Lawrence County shine once again.

Despite all these efforts by individuals and groups throughout the year, it is imperative to curb the real problem of littering.

Tossing trash out the window of a car whether it is the smallest piece of paper or dumping large items is illegal and should always be a focus.

While these cleanup events offer a time to be united to help improve our county, let us all make it a personal priority not to let these efforts go by the wayside.