Getting a handle on litter around Alton continues to be a goal of the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee. There is City-Wide Clean Up scheduled for today, and the chairman of the committee says she hopes they can get more volunteers, making it possible to pick up areas they had to pass over last fall.
Historically, several community service organizations and individuals participate in this event. Carolyn MacAfee says while there are areas of need all over town, two in particular that need regular attention are West Delmar behind the Target Store, and Industrial Drive behind the Sherman-Williams paint store along the fence at the old landfill.
This year's clean-up starts at 9am, rain or shine. You can check in at Hellrung Park or at the Riverbender.com Community Center, or just go out on your own with a bag and gloves and clean up your own neighborhood.