Club pushes to Sweep Selma Clean

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 15, 2004

Sweep Selma Clean, a program initiated by the civic club One Selma, makes another big push Saturday morning.

Plans call for Selma High Schools seniors – organized into five groups not to exceed 15 each- to begin a walk at the vacant lot on Plant Street near the bypass at 7 a.m. and to end up at the General Services building at 1500 Broad Street around noon.

During the course of the morning, high school students and adults working with them will move from east to west across the neighborhoods encompassing parts of Wards 5, 6 and 8, filling up bags which will then be picked up by two city garbage trucks. A small truck with extra bags and water for the workers will be criss-crossing the area during the morning hours.

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Other sponsors of the event include the Centre for Commerce, Citizens Against Litter, Selma City Development Office and Wal-Mart Super Center, which will be providing much of the materials needed for the clean-up .

A rally will be held Friday, beginning at 5 p.m., at Selma High School where hot dogs and cold drinks will be served and students will get their orientation for the Saturday event.

One Selma co-chairman Dr. Park T. Chittom Sr. said the clean-up, the latest in a yearlong effort previously involving elementary schools,

is open to all who care about working toward a cleaner, more attractive city.