Adopt-A-Highway Group Pitches In For Litter Pick Up
Lucasville Masons Begin Springtime Cleanup
Chillicothe (Thursday, April 1, 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 Gold Star groups, and we applaud their efforts and their commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart. “Litter is an eyesore, and groups such as the Lucasville Masons do much to support the program, as well as the efforts of our county crews who work to maintain a clean highway system.”
In their first outing this year, Jhan Aeh, Neal Allen, Tim Allen, Denny Edwards, Dennis Evans, Ralph Noel, Rob Temple III, Curt Thacker and Tom Williams collected 23 bags of litter along their designated section of U.S. Route 23 in Scioto County.
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