Cleanup campaign applauded

Published 1:53 pm Monday, April 21, 2008

By Staff
Citizens of Brewton, East Brewton and surrounding communities were part of a campaign aimed at cleaning up the roads that lead into our communities.
The dream-child of Dr. Dan Raulerson, Clean-Up for Cancer, saw a second annual event Saturday throughout the Brewton area.
Along with the campaign to clean up the roadways into Brewton, other steps are being taken to make our communities more appealing to residents and visitors.
Last week, the East Brewton City Council passed an ordinance that would impose stiff fines on anyone who litters in that city. The ordinance imposes fines against those who intentionally litter by tossing cans, bottles, food wrappers, or a dozen other types of litter out of their car windows as they drive along the streets of East Brewton. The ordinance also targets those who place litter in areas not intended for garbage disposal.
Citizens who worked with the Clean-Up for Cancer campaign, as well as officials in East Brewton, are all hoping for the same results: a clean city.
We agree with Dr. Raulerson and with East Brewton Mayor Terry Clark: something has to be done about litter in our community. The citizens who live can do something about it.
Cleaning up will help make our city more healthy, more attractive and give the residents more pride in their hometown.
We applaude the efforts of the countless citizens who worked to make the campaign to clean up a success.
We also applaude the efforts of the East Brewton City Council for their plan to keep the city clean.
Brewton and East Brewton will be better communities because of these visions.