Let’s Clean Up Altus! The next city wide cleanup event is scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Altus Rotary Center across from the High School Cafeteria on Cypress Street from 8 to 9 a.m. to register, pick up trash bags and safety vests. Then you will return with your trash bags to sign out.
A roll-off will be provided by the City of Altus and Raymond Moody of M & B Contracting. The weather forecast calls for a 40% chance of rain on Saturday. In case it does rain, the event will be postponed to Saturday, Oct. 19.
Goals of the clean up group include not only keeping Altus looking as good as possible, but keeping trash out of our community and the main waterways in the area.
All businesses along the major thoroughfares have been asked to clean up their businesses, including the areas in front, back and sides of their building.
This is a cooperative effort between the Altus Chamber of Commerce, City of Altus, Main Street Altus, Altus AFB, Altus Rotary, Altus Lions, Altus Kiwanis Club, Jackson County Health Action Team – Nutrition and Fitness Task Force, Western Oklahoma State College, Southwest Technology Center, Altus Realtors, OSU Extension Center – 4H Clubs, Boy Scouts, area churches, McDonald’s and many other businesses and individuals. Also helping are the Altus Times, KEYB and KWHW radio stations, and many individuals.
“Pull those weeds! Let’s take Pride in our community!” said Chamber of Commerce President Holley Urbanski. Anyone interested in joining this effort is asked to call the Altus Chamber of Commerce at 580-482-0210 to sign up.