Litter and Beautification

Community Clean Up Campaigns

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN BARNWELL DAY!

Thanks to our volunteers, including Council Member Ron Still, Mayor Pro-tem Peggy Kinlaw, and County Councilman Ben Kinlaw for gathering litter during our August Make A Difference Day!  

August

Thank you to Charles and Joanne Kearse for picking up litter in February!  10 Bags on Turner Street!  Thank you to the Kearse's!!

Charles and Joanne Kearse

Thank you to the new Barnwell Interact Club members, Calvin Coach, soon-to-be-sworn-in Councilmember Ron Still, Council member Ryan Bragg and family and Liz Ringus (not pictured), and our newest street employee Maurice Watson.  We picked up 16 bags of trash on Monday, Dec. 13 from Jackson, Gilmore, Bryan, and Wellington Streets.  Thank you to everyone who volunteered for 2021.    

Barnwell Interact Club members

Thank you to Liz Ringus, Ron Still and Eric Moore for helping to clean up on Monday, November 8.  We picked up 8 bags and a grocery buggy.  

Liz Ringus, Ron Still and Eric Moore

Thanks to the Kinlaws (Peggy and Ben), Ron Still, Liz Ringus and our Street Dept employee Richard Walta for the clean up on Hugh St. Monday, Oct. 11.  We picked up 10 bags of trash!  Please Don't litter!!!!

Kinlaws (Peggy and Ben), Ron Still, Liz Ringus

We had a few people help but lots of trash picked up in June.  Thanks to Ben Kinlaw, Alicia Davis, and our City employee Eric Moore for assisting.  June Clean up!

Thanks to a GREAT group of volunteers this month of May: Peggy and Ben Kinlaw, Jimbo and Dana Moody, Chad Perry, Suzanne Lott, Lisa Halford and our most valuable volunteer - Liz Ringus!  Thanks also to our city employee Marcus Hughes for helping pick up the 20+ bags!!!!  

Peggy and Ben Kinlaw, Jimbo and Dana Moody, Chad Perry, Suzanne Lott, Lisa Halford and our most valuable volunteer - Liz Ringus

Thanks to those who helped Make a Difference on Monday, April 12.  We picked up 10 bags of trash and one tire. 

Thanks to those who helped Make a Difference on Monday, April 12.  We picked up 10 bags of trash and one tire.

THANKS to those few who made a difference at our Community Clean up on Saturday, March 27.  Thank you to Darlene Sanders of the BCSO, BHS student Kenneth Dobson, City Council member Peggy Kinlaw, County Council member Ben Kinlaw, Liz Ringus, J. Jenkins, and Ashley Culp!  19 volunteer hours, 300 LBS OF TRASH AND 20+ BAGS!  

Darlene Sanders of the BCSO, BHS student Kenneth Dobson, City Council member Peggy Kinlaw, County Council member Ben Kinlaw, Liz Ringus, J. Jenkins, and Ashley Culp

Thank you to our volunteers (County Councilman Ben Kinlaw, Liz Ringus, Lana Widener and city employee Marcus Hughes.  We cleaned up 11 bags of trash and 1 tire on Monday, March 8, 2021.  

Ben Kinlaw, Liz Ringus, Lana Widener and city employee Marcus Hughes

Thank you to our volunteers (County Councilman Ben Kinlaw, Deputy Darlene Sanders, Liz Ringus and city employee Eric Moore on Monday, February 8, 2021.  It was a great day to Make a Difference!  8 bags of trash and an old sign.   

Ben Kinlaw, Deputy Darlene Sanders, Liz Ringus and city employee Eric Moore

A BIG THANK you to Liz Ringus, Phyllis Rhodie, and our city employee Richard Walta who came out Monday afternoon, November 9 and helped pick up 11 bags of litter (80 lbs) in the Wellington Street parking areas by Lake Edgar Brown.  Sorry - no photos this month!  Look for us next month!!!!

Thank you to Council Member Billy Dozier, Sheriff's Deputy Darlene Sanders, and our City employee Eric Moore on Monday, October 12.  We picked up 9 bags of trash on both sides of Dunbarton Blvd from Days Inn almost to Wannamaker Dr.  

Billy Dozier, Sheriff's Deputy Darlene Sanders, and our City employee Eric Moore

Wow - we cleaned up a lot for three of us working on June 8.  We picked up eight bags of trash from the lake parking lot up to the red light at Wellington and Ellenton Streets.  THANKS so much to Liz Ringus and our city employee Marcus Hughes.    

Liz Ringus and our city employee Marcus Hughes

Great work on Monday, May 11, making a difference!  Liz Ringus and our water/sewer employee Rojelio Barajas along with these two young men, Syntavion Priester and Tirek Lamont.  They just came up and offered to help.  Thanks to all!

Syntavion Priester and Tirek Lamont

THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN UP!

Thanks to all who participated!  We had a fairly full container.  There was 1 ton in the container.

Clean Up April 24-26

MAKE A DIFFERENCE MONDAY! 

Thanks to Amy and Callie Bozard and Elizabeth, Madelynn and Noah Hutson for their efforts on Hagood Ave as well as Liz Ringus on Derry Lane.  I also pick up in the downtown area on our April Make a Difference Monday - April 13. 

Amy and Callie Bozard and Elizabeth, Madelynn and Noah Hutson

Amy and Callie Bozard and Elizabeth, Madelynn and Noah Hutson

Another great turn-out for our Make A Difference Monday!  Thanks to the TWELVE volunteers that we had Monday, March 9 for our clean up on Clinton Street.  200 lbs of garbage in 26 bags with one tire picked up!!!   You all ROCK!!!

Monday, March 9

Monday, March 9

Thanks to volunteers City Councilman Billy Dozier, County Councilman Ben Kinlaw, BCSD Darlene Sanders and Daniel's Pharmacy employee Jordan Chavis, as well as Justin Bishop of the Barnwell Water Dept, we cleaned up the section between Anthony's at Reynold's Road and Marlboro Ave on Monday, February 10.  Thanks for Making a Difference!

Monday, February 10

On January 13, Liz Ringus (pictured), Lynn Hair (GO Daniel's Pharmacy!), City Employee Eric Moore and myself (Lynn McEwen) picked up 80 pounds of trash on Litchfield Street by Walmart.  

Liz Ringus and Lynn McEwen

From November 2019, Thanks to several who came out for Make a Difference Monday, including Ashley Culp and her daughter Delayna.

Ashley Culp and her daughter Delayna

Thanks to the GBMS Junior Beta Club for an AMAZING turnout (total of 37 volunteers that day) on Monday, Oct. 14.  YOU ROCK!!  100 lbs of trash in 20+ bags was cleaned up off the four lane (Dunbarton Blvd.)  Thanks for MAKING A DIFFERENCE!!!

Monday, Oct. 14

Monday, Oct. 14

Thanks to Regina Johnson of Daniel's Pharmacy and Izzie Brandt and Stephanie Brandt for Making a Difference Monday (August 12).  8 bags of trash, 2 tires and a small table and box were collected at the Wellington Street parking areas of Lake Edgar Brown.  Make a Difference Monday is the second Monday afternoon of each month from 4-5 pm.  Thank you to all of our volunteers we have had so far! 

August 12

Thanks to our 2 volunteers on July 8 - Jordan Chavis (from Daniel's Pharmacy!!!) and Liz Ringus.  With their work and 2 city employees, we picked up 10 bags of trash weighing 280 lbs!  Hugh Street has never looked better!  

Jordan Chavis and Liz Ringus

Seven bags of trash were picked up on our June "Make a Difference Monday"  Thanks to those who came out!  Councilman Dozier helped out today! 

Councilman Dozier

We had another GREAT turnout for our second Make a Difference Monday with 12 participants and 80 lbs of trash picked up along the lake on Bryan Street and Gilmore Street.  I want to especially thank the Barnwell School District 45 for their assistance for the first two months.  We also want to thank Daniel's Pharmacy for making it two in a row!  Please help us keep it going!  Look for information on the next Make a Difference Monday on June 10.

June 10

A GREAT Turnout for our First "Make a Difference Monday"

Make a Difference Monday