Plans continue for the Tifton cleanup day, scheduled for Nov. 16. Organizers met Tuesday evening – and leaders are needed for the work sites.
Work sites include the downtown area, assistance with curbside pickup, Brother Charlie's, Salvation Army, Tiftarea Soup Kitchen, Habitat for Humanity, Society for St. Andrew (Tifton United Methodist Church), Ruth's Cottage/Patticake House, Tifton Estates, Captain's Point, Herring, river/waterway cleanup, railroad rights-of-way cleanup, Fulwood Park and local schools.
Work to be done includes trash pickup, trimming bushes, weeding, graffiti cleanup, food packaging and distributing, organizing, gardening/planting, and cleaning and simple home repairs or projects.
Volunteers through the Tift County School System will be on hand that day at Housing Authority computer centers, located at Neighborhood Service Center, Bellvue Avenue, Dixie Avenue and Elderly Village. Volunteers will help parents of area students register for the school system's parent portal, and train them how to use it to help parents become more involved in their children's education.
A form will be available soon, which will appear in The Gazette, and will allow interested individuals or groups to sign up for the cleanup day.
Work has already begin for many area businesses, as business owners have taken up the cause and have begun sprucing up their storefronts and lots. Those who have done so to date include Citizen Hardware, Longhorn Steakhouse, Sonic Drive-in, Staples, Railway Freight, Tifton Welcome Center, Tift Eye Care, Dairy Queen (W. 7th St.), Bob's Flowers, Chris' Mower Clinic, South Georgia Army/Navy Surplus, Carey Antiques, Badcock Furniture, Short & Paulk, Tifton Flea Market and the Tift Theatre.
Organizers for the cleanup day include volunteers from the city of Tifton, Tift County, Tifton-Tift County Development Authority, The Tifton Gazette and Keep Tift Beautiful. For more information, contact Julie Smith at 339-1776 or Paula Lewis at 886-3072.
To contact editor Angye Morrison, call 382-4321.