Keep Fairview Beautiful first litte collection event March 6, 2021

Fairview area volunteers unite for Keep Fairview Beautiful’s first offical litter collection event on March 6, 2021.

A group of concerned Fairview area citizens are making a difference – and they invite more local families, businesses, churches and civic groups to join them!

The newly formed Keep Fairview Beautiful group is on a mission to sweep Fairview clean of litter to keep our community clean and beautiful. Litter also has a negative impact on the environment and local economy.

The group of community-minded volunteers organized via social media and created their own group Facebook page which can be located by searching “Keep Fairview Beautiful.”

Appropriately, their first official group pick-up day was last Saturday as March is designated as Keep Tennessee Beautiful Month.

A dozen volunteers met at Fairview City Hall at 9 a.m. for a short safety briefing before traveling to their designated clean-up area. Keep Williamson Beautiful (KWB) also provided safety vests, litter pickers and trash bags.

The group divided into two groups, covering Cox Pike and a stretch of Highway 100.

“Our small group cleared a total of 15 large trash bags of litter today,” shared Stacy Greathouse, one of the group’s organizers.

Some local individuals also branched off to clean along roads close to their homes like Northwest Highway and Bahne Road. The Maige family was among those who participated in the cleanup effort outside of the group.

“We started on Shoals Branch off Pinewood Road and picked trash up on both sides of the road all the way to Younger Creek Road,” said Brandi Maige, who was joined by her husband Spencer. She continued, “We picked up three and a half trash bags. We covered about 1.5 miles each way.”

Greathouse took to social media Saturday afternoon, posting, “I’m sending out a big thank you to everyone who helped pick up litter in our beautiful little town today!”

Understanding that litter breeds more litter, pollutes the environment and harms wildlife, the group is hoping more in the community will see the benefit of removing litter from Fairview’s roadsides. The litter collection events also offer an opportunity to get outdoors and exercise while showing pride in your community.

The group invites all of Fairview to join them. Keep Fairview Beautiful plans to host a litter-collection event each month on the first Saturday at 9 a.m. However, in April due to Easter weekend, the cleanup will be held on the second Saturday, April 10. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun, make new friends and help beautify Fairview.

If interested, you can join the Keep Fairview Beautiful Facebook group for more information or just show up at city hall at 9 a.m. on April 10. Until then, the group encourages all Fairview residents to properly dispose of trash and educate their family and friends to do the same.

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