We’ve all seen the signs around that tell us that a section of highway has been adopted by a family or a group but I suspect not many of us really know what that means. The 3RD SPRYFIELD SCOUT TROOP, from St. Paul’s United Church, certainly does know. They have adopted the section of highway 306 (Old Sambro Rd.) from Rockingstone Rd. to Harrietsfield. They have committed, at least once a year, to pick up debris from that section of highway.
On Sunday, May 13, 22 people met at St. Paul’s at 8:45am and began their task. These people were cubs, scouts, leaders, family, congregation of St. Paul’s and concerned citizens. Onika Drabble, Dan Drabble, Carolyn Mont, Hank Bird, Judy Bird, Dave Supple, Lise Gratto, Eric Vanasse, Laci Eldershaw, Liam Eldershaw, Mark Eldershaw, Rena Eldershaw, Karen O’Tool, Chris Parsons, Robyn Parsons, Logan McDonald, Corbin White, Melissa White, Bradley Hatch, Blaine Hatch, Bill Titus, and Dave Sampson all worked together, collecting 130 bags of garbage plus pallets, wood, tires, DVD players, TV’s and so on, items which didn’t fit into a garbage bag. After their hard work, the group returned to the church for a much deserved pizza lunch.
Thanks to Dan Drabble and the Scout Troop for organizing this community event. Participants were provided with safety vests to help ensure an accident free day and the numerous leaders were vigilant with their charges. Drivers along Old Sambro Rd. may very well have noticed an improved drive to work the following morning. Much of the garbage, however, was in the steep ditches on either side of the highway, making clean up harder.
Thanks are not due to those who threw the garbage out of their cars as they drove by. Whether it was a chip bag, a pop can or a TV, it is no doubt that the garbage was deliberately thrown. The volunteers could certainly have found a more pleasant way to spend the morning than picking up garbage. PLEASE, think before tossing your garbage away. Every Friday morning, the city picks up garbage from the end of your driveway. Take advantage of the service.