Clean City Commission, BBT distributing car

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 23, 2005

litter bags to raise awareness of April observance

By Andy Prutsok

April 23-30 has been designated &uot;Keep Suffolk Beautiful Week,&uot; and the Clean City Commission, with the help of a local bank, is getting a jump on things by urging motorists to reduce roadside litter.

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On Monday, Angie Mills, litter control coordinator for Suffolk, distributed 3,000 automobile litter bags to the five BB&T bank branches in Suffolk. BB&T will pass the bags out to drive-through customers.

&uot;On behalf of the Suffolk Clean Community Commission, many thanks to Gail Pruden and BB&T for their support of Keep Suffolk Beautiful Week,&uot; Mills said. &uot;Distribution of these car litter bags in support of Keep Suffolk Beautiful Week is greatly appreciated, helping to promote our spring event and bring awareness to the growing problem of roadside litter.&uot;

The Suffolk Clean City Commission became a Keep America Beautiful affiliate about a year ago, so this year’s is the inaugural observance of Keep America Beautiful Week in the city.

The city of Suffolk CCC has been a Keep America Beautiful affiliate for just a year so this is the first time we’ve every designated a week.

Keep America Beautiful Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a network of local, state, and international affiliate programs aimed at educating individuals about litter prevention and showing them ways to reduce, reuse, recycle, and properly manage waste materials to improve their communities

The Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest annual community improvement program held March through May, rallies people to make sweeping, dramatic changes from coast -to-coast.

&uot;Everyone deserves to live in a community environment that is healthy, safe, clean and beautiful, and we all have a role to play in achieving this goal,&uot; Mills said.