Believe Greater Dalton and Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful completed their first in a series of Community Clean-Up Events on Saturday. The partnership was formed after multiple comments from citizens during meetings and even the Daily Citizen-News forum about the need to clean up the litter on our streets. These events, called "Donut Litter" because they are giving free doughnuts for those who show up, are a grassroots effort for everyone in the community to get involved and tackle litter head-on.
Volunteers showed up bright and early to don a safety vest, grab a free doughnut and get down to business. Those who were up Saturday morning had a good chance to see them walking the length of Walnut Avenue picking up litter. The amount of business and traffic that occurs near Brookwood Park and on Walnut Avenue can lead to a significant amount of litter.
"Clean-up and beautification of our community has become one of the major focus areas for Believe Greater Dalton's Community Pride strategy due to the desires of our citizens to clean up this community," said Allyson Coker, Believe Greater Dalton project manager.
Altogether, 28 bags of litter were collected on Saturday in Dalton from Lakemont Drive to Walnut Avenue. ...