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'Let's Pick It Up, New Concord'

Published: April 18, 2010 12:01 AM

NEW CONCORD -- Area residents of all ages and Muskingum University students are invited to join together Saturday, April 24, at 9 a.m. at the New Concord Elementary School pavilion on West Main Street for the fifth annual litter-pickup effort called "Let's Pick It Up New Concord."

The event is a cooperative effort between the volunteer citizens' group, Renew the Environment of New Concord, (RENew) and the Village of New Concord. Organizers also hope to raise awareness of litter prevention and recycling in the village.

The day's activities will begin at the elementary school and end there with lunch and refreshments provided by the Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative and the East Muskingum School District.

Business owners are asked to support the revitalization effort by "spring cleaning" their storefronts and properties and by encouraging their employees to participate in the day's activities.

"This wonderful initiative helps the village and brings people together. We're proud of our beautiful town," said New Concord Mayor Greg Adams.

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Volunteers will be formed into teams and assigned to various public areas for litter pick-up. The village of New Concord will provide all protective equipment and trash bags, as well as traffic control and the transport of refuse to trash containers, which will be provided by J&J Refuse.

Founded in 1983, RENew has been instrumental in the improvement of many areas of New Concord, among them comprehensive Main Street improvements, the S-Bridge Park and the formation of the New Concord Area Arts and Recreation District (NCAARD).

For further information, call 740-408-1386.

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