Adopt-A-Highway Group Pitches In For Litter Pick Up
Lucasville Masons Participate In Roadway Cleanup
Chillicothe (Monday, August 30, 2010) – The Ohio Department of Transportation is pleased to recognize members of the Lucasville Masonic Lodge No. 465 for their participation in the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program.
“The Lucasville Masons are one of our district’s outstanding groups who do much to support highway beautification and roadside maintenance,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart. “Litter is an eyesore, and we applaud the efforts of the Lucasville Masons and their commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway program.”
On August 21, fifteen members of the group collected 17 bags of litter along their designated section of U.S. Route 23 in Scioto County. This was the group’s third outing this year, having picked up litter in March and June. Included in this most recent litter pick up were Jhan Aeh, Neal Allen, Tim Allen, Nelson Bellar, Butch Buckle, Steve Buckle, David Cottrell, Claude Duckworth, Denny Edwards, Bill Gundlah, Mark Holsinger, Paul Kennedy, Ralph Noel, Curt Thacker and Jason Throckmorton.
Members of the Adopt-A-Highway program since 1994, the Lucasville Masonic Lodge was awarded the Gold Star designation in the spring of 2005 for its long-standing participation in the program.
For those groups participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program, ODOT will provide volunteers with trash bags and safety vests at no cost, and the department will post a sign inscribed with the group=s name within the adopted section of highway.
Any group interested in becoming part of the Adopt-A-Highway program in Scioto County should contact ODOT=s highway maintenance facility by calling (740) 259-2071.
For more information contact:
Kathleen Fuller, public information officer
ODOT District 9