Letter: He commends Prescott groups for beautification effortsTO THE EDITOR: Venerable Dick Hoffman picked up trash in the rain Oct. 5 on Hwy. 10 during the Prescott Lions Club’s fall clean-up.
By: Paul Montgomery, Prescott, Pierce County Herald
They collected junk (both sides) from 1200th Street (Ashbough) and eastward to QQ, a few miles down the road toward Ellsworth—their state-assigned area for the Adopt-a-Highway program. Other stalwart Lions helping were Ralph Chase, Doug Last, Rick Perkins and TV Tom Thoen.
They filled a lot of bags with an unbelievable array of junk tossed in ditches by uncaring slobs. The state picked up filled trash bags.
Kudos to our Lions Club for this semi-annual (rain or shine) clean-up. Community service takes on a special meaning for this caring effort.
Oct. 7, Prescott’s Chamber of Commerce volunteers filled up garbage bags on Hwy. 10 from Dexter Street down to the Dairy Queen. Luckily, the sun was shining. Appreciation goes to “baggers” Char Magee, Coni Gray, Rashel Bowes, Rick Allen, John Sherman and the state crew who disposed of the bags.
On Oct. 11, we noticed roadside bags by the area’s Vietnam Vets of America, Chapter 331. This group also deserves a huge applause.
Prescott Chamber, Lions and the Vietnam Vets of America are gratefully identified on posted “Adopt-a-Highway” signs on their segment of the Hwy. 10 roadway.
We hope next spring a multitude of citizens volunteer to pick-up unsavory trash and take pride in beautifying Hwy. 10 between Ellsworth and Prescott.