District 7 of the Knox County Democratic Party, which includes the Halls and Powell communities, has joined the growing number of Knox County democratic districts that have adopted a local road through Keep Knoxville Beautiful.
The first cleanup of Dry Gap Pike was on Saturday morning, September 23. The small group of seven volunteers met at the Boys and Girls Club near the north end of the road and across the street from the entrance to Brickey McCloud Elementary School. The group plans to do a second cleanup in early November. Volunteers are always welcome.
One participant said: “There were hundreds of cigarette butts to pick up plus bottles, Styrofoam, a plastic car fender and a large piece of metal. There were five bags of trash plus the big items. With a median in addition to the road it presented more space to pick up as we had to walk the sides and the middle. We covered big spaces where there was grass going back to the buildings or fence.”
Carolyn Nevin provided information and quotes for this story.