Community clean up

The Clark family, including (back row, from left) Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark and Ryland Clark; (front row, from left) Beverly Clark, Otie Clark and Nancie Clark collected these 35 bags of trash along Liberty Road and Lower Liberty Road Saturday as part of the Halifax County Community Clean-Up Day that was held in April.

For the second time this year, Halifax County residents are being encouraged to cleanup their neighborhood on Saturday as part of a Community Clean-Up Day.

The Halifax County Improvement Council, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, Strategic Plan Quality of Place Work Group and community leaders are once again heading up the event.

In the spring, county residents collected about 300 bags of trash.

Cleaning up one’s community is about taking pride in the place you live, according to Josie Turcotte, chamber office and event coordinator.

Having litter around neighborhoods is not only an “eyesore,” said Turcotte, but also potentially dangerous.

“Hopefully, the cleanup will make a difference in less litter in the future,” she added.

Individuals who would like to participate can pick up free orange trash bags at Elmo Grocery, Halifax Town Hall, Halifax County Visitor’s Center, Halifax County Chamber of Commerce, Sentara Volens Family Medicine, South Boston Farmers Market, or the Halifax Farmers Market.

They also can let the chamber know which area they’d like to spruce up prior to Saturday online at www.halifaxchamber.net/CommunityCleanUp. Participating individuals also are asked to submit a picture, location and number of bags collected to the chamber’s website.

The chamber has identified the following locations as areas in need including Alton Post Office, Bethel Road, Elmo Road, Cassada Lane, Chatham Road, Clarkton Road, Cowford Road, Denniston Road, Elkhorn Raod, Fulp Industrial Road, Green’s Folly Road, Harmony Road, Horseshoe Road, Houghton Avenue, Howard P. Anderson, Hunting Creek Road, Johnson Mill, L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway, Leda Road, Logan Road, Love Shop/Cowford Road, Melong Road, Mountain Road, Mt. Laurel Road, Plywood Trail, Red Bank Road, Rodger’s Chapel Road, Sinai Road, Turbeville Road, Virgilina Road and Wallace Cole Road.