It’s time for us to clean up Altus! The first city wide cleanup event is scheduled for this Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at the Altus Rotary Center on E. Cypress, across from the Altus High School Cafeteria, between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Please come inside the building to register and pick up your trash bags.
The City of Altus will have a roll off located at the community center for trash collection.
The schedule will include returning the trash by noon. McDonald’s of Altus will provide coupons to all workers.
Goals of this group include keeping Altus looking as good as possible and keeping trash out of the main waterways in the area.
All businesses along the major thoroughfares have been notified of the clean-up effort and are asked to clean up areas in front, back and sides if 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 hopefully many other businesses. The Altus Times, KEYB and KWHW radio stations are also helping, as well as many individuals. Anyone interested in joining this effort is asked to call the Altus Chamber of Commerce at 580-482-0210 to sign up.
More and more citizens are quietly and responsibly picking up trash in their areas. They are to be commended for their efforts. All citizens are encouraged to adopt this selfless attitude and clean up their own property, mow, edge and spray their yards for weeds. If we all do this won’t our city be bright and shiny.