Masonic Lodge Contributes to Success of AAH Program
Chillicothe – With more than 1,400 volunteer groups across Ohio, the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway program has grown since its inception in 1989, and by picking up litter along designated strips of highways and intersections, these volunteers continue to make a difference in their communities.
“Ohio’s Adopt-A-Highway program has grown considerably over the last two decades due to the volunteer spirit of thousands of Ohioans who participate in this important highway beautification initiative,” said ODOT District 9 Deputy Director James Brushart.
“So it is with pleasure that we recognize the efforts of the New Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 435. They are to be commended for their dedication and their longstanding commitment to the program.”
While the Adopt-A-Highway program is now in its 20th year, the New Harmony Masonic Lodge has been a part of it since 1992, and on September 15, seven members of the lodge collected six bags of litter along state Route 32 in Brown County. Those participating included Barry Amiott, Gerald Amiott, Bobby Bingaman, Bob Downs, Donald Garnet, Duane Smith and Steve Shoemaker, Jr.
For those 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 Brown County should contact ODOT's highway maintenance facility by calling (937) 378-6709.
For Further Information, Contact: Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
Ohio Department of Transportation, District 9
1-888-819-8501, ext. 774-8834 in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line & outside Ohio