Cleanup crews: lunch is on the Cub Scouts
By Rupert Howell
Saturday is Keep Panola Beautiful Day and Panola County is observing by holding the second clean-up Panola Day this year asking citizens to participate by picking up and bagging trash along roadsides and bringing it to the Batesville Courthouse to count and be disposed.
Teams and individuals can compete for a grand prize of $150 and participant prizes that includes gas cards and restaurant certificates. A hotdog lunch and drinks will be provided for participants across the Square at the Civitan Building.
And it’s not too late for you or your group to adopt a road for clean up according to Panola County Solid Waste Department Head Jennifer Jackson who encourages clubs, churches, business, industry and individuals to join in the clean up.
In case of severe rain or weather, the event will be postponed according to Jackson who said scattered showers in the area would not cancel the event. If weather is questionable she advises participants to call 934-7992 for confirmation.
Meanwhile roads are still available for adoption by calling Solid Waste at 563-6225. Bags, gloves and reflective vests will be provided and can be picked up at the Batesville Courthouse or will be delivered to a convenient location.