During the Orangeburg County Council meeting on June 17, Councilwoman Janie Cooper-Smith, in the absence of Marie Canty, litter control supervisor, recognized volunteers who participated in the April 13-27 countywide cleanups.
This year’s countywide cleanup brought out 471 volunteers, who collected 967 bags of trash -- equivalent to 14,500 pounds of trash, according to Canty. All groups and individuals participating received a certificate of appreciation.
The two top trash collectors received a framed certificate and a $100 gift card. The recipients were the Town of Neeses Adopt-A-Highway, which collected 128 bags of trash, and Hebron Grace Home of Santee, which collected 96 bags of trash.
Representing the Town of Neeses Adopt-A-Highway was Renee Olenick. Nita Smith represented Hebron Grace Home of Santee. The gift cards were donated by Orangeburg County and Cooper-Smith.
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Also present at the meeting were Jessica Albert of Palmetto Pride and Rodney Ott, art teacher at Sheridan Elementary School.
In attendance also was Ziyonna Darby, a fifth-grade student at Sheridan Elementary School and the winner of the Lowcounty Regional Area. The theme was “Litter Trashes Everyone.” Her school received a $500 monetary donation for her winning artwork. Many of her family members were present to witness her received a framed copy of her artwork. Her artwork will be displayed at school and in her home.
The next countywide cleanup is scheduled for Sept. 14-28. Volunteers are needed to keep Orangeburg County beautiful.