Join members of the Ashburn Downtown Development Authority Friday May 13, 2016 from 10:00 am-12:00pm behind the Elrod Building for an “Alley Clean-up”. We are seeking volunteers to help spruce up the alley ways throughout the downtown area.
If you have a shovel, rake, gloves or are able bodied come down to the park and lend a hand! This is a great way to plug into your community and make a difference. Following the clean up a light lunch will be provided in the Elrod Building for the volunteers.
This is all part of “Turner Pride”, a new initiative being launched brought to you in partnership with the Ashburn-Turner County Chamber of Commerce, Ashburn Downtown Development Authority and the Fire Ant Festival.
Turner Pride will highlight these key areas:
Adopt-A Spot Program- This program enlists volunteers to help to remove litter from Turner County. Adopt-A- Spot is a litter prevention and beautification program of Turner Pride. A “Spot” can be your neighborhood, your school yard, a vacant lot, or any spot you are interested in keeping litter-free. Maintenance of the Spot requires a commitment from volunteers. The benefits to you and others include the beauty added to the area, the positive impact on our community, and personalized recognition. Anyone can adopt: Churches, businesses, non-profits or community organizations!
Turner Pride Spot of the Month- Each month, a committee chooses a yard or business from the community at random as the “Turner Pride Spot of the Month”. The winner receives a certificate and has a sign placed in the designated spot throughout the month. The Spot will be featured in the Wiregrass Farmer, on the Chamber’s webpage and on social media.
Recycling- We will be developing partnerships with businesses throughout the community to designate official drop off sites for various recyclable materials such as E-waste, prescription medication, motor oil, and more. We will also be designating special dates throughout the year where clothes, shoes, books and toys can be donated to be distributed to organizations where they can be put to the best use.
Education- Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world’s environment – This is your environment, everything that surrounds you including the air, water, land, plants and man-made things. By now you know that you need a healthy environment for your own health and happiness, you can understand why effective waste management is so important to you and everyone else. The waste we create has to be carefully controlled, to be sure that it does not harm your environment and your health. Turner Pride strives to protect that environment and educate children.
Call the Ashburn-Turner County Chamber of Commerce for more information and to see where you can get involved today 229-567-9696.