Lucasville Masons Pick Up Litter For AAH Program
Chillicothe (Friday, May 06, 2011) – Members of the Lucasville Masonic Lodge No. 465 of Scioto County are being recognized for their efforts to help beautify Ohio and clean up one of the area’s most-heavily traveled routes, and the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 extends its appreciation.
“The participation of organizations like the Lucasville Masons in the Adopt-A-Highway program does much to assist our maintenance crews to maintain a clean highway system,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director Vaughn Wilson. “Their commitment to the program over the years has been tremendous, and we applaud their efforts and the work they do to support highway beautification and roadside maintenance.”
In their first outing this year, Jhan Aeh, Neal Allen, R.D. Baker, Nelson Bellar, Claude Duckworth, Bill Gundlah, Paul Kennedy, Fred Mitchell, Howard Morgan, Chris Spencer, Jason Throckmorton and Tom Williams collected 17 bags of litter along U.S. Route 23 on April 30.
Members of Adopt-A-Highway 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 groups 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
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio