Cleanup day planned for April 26


By Kaitlin Hoskins, News Editor

The City of Gadsden is preparing for the second annual Gadsden Cleanup Day.

The first cleanup day held last year, brought out hundreds of city employees to pick up more than five tons of litter.

“Last year we were in all the districts and the council participated,” Gadsden Mayor Craig Ford said. “We will have designated areas to pick up. We did that last year. It worked out wonderfully last year, so if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.”

This year, the city is asking for help from residents and business owners in the area.

“This year we are allowing the public to help,” Ford said. “We can keep moving Gadsden in the right direction by working together.”

The cleanup will be held on April 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Volunteers will meet at The Venue at Coosa Landing at 8 a.m. that morning to pick up cleaning supplies and assignment. Lunch will also be provided for volunteers and city employees.

Volunteers who register before April 5 will receive a t-shirt.

Those who wish to help can do so on their own or in a group with city employees, but everyone is asked to register prior to the cleanup day so event coordinators can ensure there will be enough cleaning supplies on hand.

To register for the second annual Gadsden Cleanup Day, visit

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