Adopt-A-Road Volunteers

KPB currently has 52 participants in our AAR Program!

Each year the Elaine Thomason Award it awarded to a group or person who did an exceptional job at maintaining their adopted area.  Elaine Thomason was responsible for beginning the Adopt A Road Program in Pickens County back in 1989.


AAR McDonald .JPG 2March 2015
Left: Donna McDonald
Right: Bart Connelly, AAR Chairman

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that The McDonald Family have volunteered to join our Adopt A Road Program.  The McDonald’s have volunteered to pickup one mile of Price Creek Road from Burnt Mountain Road to the dead end.  This section of road is where they live and they wanted to keep their community clean.  Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! Let us know if you would like become a volunteer!


AAR Proudfoot 1_0840October 2013
Left Ron Jager, AAR Chairman
Right Alan (AJ ) Proudfoot

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that AJ and Kelly Proudfoot have volunteered to join our Adopt A Road Program.  The Proudfoot family has volunteered to pickup one mile of  Parker Road from Hwy 53 towards Refuge Road.  This section of road is where they live and they wanted to keep their community clean.  Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! Let us know if you would like become a volunteer!


AAR Karensa Goodman - CopySeptember 2013
Left: Karensa Goodman
Right: Ron Jager, AAR Chairman

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that  Pickens County Highland Rivers Peer Support Group has adopted Refuge Road between Roland Road and Hwy 108. This section of road is where they work and they wanted to keep their community clean.  Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! Let us know if you would like become a volunteer!

 


AAR Mike Haviland (2) - CopyNovember 20, 2013
Left: Ron Jager, AAR Chairman
Right: Mike Haviland

Keep Pickens Beautiful welcomes Mike and Drina Haviland to the AAR program. For about 4 years, Mike and Drina have been routinely picking up trash/litter along a portion of Pickens Street in Nelson Georgia.  They have recently volunteered to become a part of The KPB Adopt a Road program cleaning the same section of road.  The year before becoming an AAR member the Havilands collected over 168 bags of roadside trash/litter.  Mike stated, “I pick up the roadside litter because I believe that much of the image and identity of the community is established by its appearance.  A clean community appearance denotes a sense of civic pride. You too can make a difference! Let us know if you would like become a volunteer!


Donnie-LowLeft: Donnie Low
Right: Ron Jager, AAR Chairman

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that Donnie Low has been volunteering  in our Adopt A Road Program as July 2013.  Mr. Low has selected Old Federal Road, which is where he lives.  Keeping his neighborhood roads clean and litter free is important to him. You too can make a difference! Let us know if you would like become a volunteer!


GibsonsLeft: Ron Jager, AAR Chairman
Right: Katie and Joshua Gibson

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that Katie and Joshua Gibson have volunteered to join our Adopt A Road as of April 2013 The Gibson’s have volunteered to pickup Childers Lane in the west end of our County.  This section of road is where they live and they wanted to keep their Fairmount neighborhood clean.  You too can make a difference! Let us know if you would like become a volunteer!


ConnellyLeft: Ron Jager, AAR Chairman
Right: Bart Connelly

Keep Pickens Beautiful pleased to announce that Bart Connelly has volunteered to join our Adopt A Road as of February 2013.  Mr. Connelly has volunteered to pickup Watkins Lake Road in the west end of our County.  This section of road has been picked up by Fredrick Martell since 1999, when Mr. Martell passed away Bart stepped up and took on the task.  Keeping his neighborhood roads clean and litter free is important to him.  You too can make a difference! Let us know if you would like become a volunteer!


JohnsonLeft: Ron Jager, AAR Chairman
Right: Tim Johnson and family

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce that Tim Johnson has volunteered to join our Adopt A Road Program as of April 2013.  Mr. Johnson has selected Price Creek Road which is near his home, to maintain for the AAR program.  Keeping his neighborhood roads clean and litter free is important to him.   You too can make a difference! Let us know if you would like become a volunteer!


HeadStartLeft: Ron Jager, AAR Chairman
Right: Pickens County Head Start/Pre K

Ron Jager, Adopt-A-Road Chair for Keep Pickens Beautiful, would like to announce the first award for the KPB Adopt-A-Road Program was given to the Parents of Pickens County Head Start/Pre-K in Tate, Georgia.  This group proudly started in 2009 under the supervision of Wendy Gleason and Liz Ray, directors of Head Start/Pre-K.  Their first pick up of Head Start Road was a massive undertaking involving about 10 volunteer parents who spent many hours picking up trash along the road; a total of 50 bags collected!  Additional piles of tires and other debris were collected that would not fit into bags!

KPB would like to thank Liz, Wendy and all the parents who were involved in keeping the road clean.


If you would like to know more about the KPB Adopt-A-Road program you can contact the office 706-253-3600

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