KCB plans Great American Cleanup this Saturday | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 14, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 13, 2016 at 2:31 pm
By GEORGE SALSBERRY
Keep Colleton Beautiful is getting back to work.
William Smyly of KCB’s board appeared at Colleton County Council’s April 5 meeting to report that the organization’s kick-off of the Great American Cleanup will be held April 16 from 8 a.m. to noon, once again on the front lawn of the Saints Center Ministry at the intersection of Charleston Highway and Robinson Boulevard.
Smyly explained to council that KCB has been dormant for approximately three years, caused by a void in leadership when former director Jean Harrigal left KCB to focus on the directorship of the Colleton Center.
When the county formed KCB, they called for a nine-member board of directors to be created.
At the beginning of council’s session, Smyly and Maryann Seals were the only board members. Later in the meeting, council members voted to add K. Jean Nettles and Lesley A. Jamison to KCB; five volunteer board seats remain unclaimed.
Smyly told council that KCB has been reaching out to groups and recruiting volunteers for the April 16 kick-off. Those attending the kick-off will be assigned litter cleanup duties in the area around the Saints Center Ministry. The size of the area cleaned of litter, Smyly explained, will be determined by the number of volunteers attending the kick-off.
Councilman Phillip Taylor, who has assisted in the previous kick-offs, pointed out that residents in other areas of the county can also organize clean-ups in their area.
Smyly said that KCB has trash bags, gloves and trash grabbers available for those volunteering to remove litter.
Harrigal, who attended the council session, mentioned that the Great American Cleanup runs until May 31, so residents still have time to organize a neighborhood clean-up and participate.
Councilman Joseph Flowers said a revitalized KCB “is sorely needed in this county. All you have to do is drive down any road and you see the trash.”