August 1, 2014

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Pendleton NJROTC cleaned litter along road Print E-mail

Dear Editor,

On Saturday, March 23, the NJROTC unit form Pendleton County High School cleaned the entire length of Route 22, from the Grant County line to Route 27. The 31 NJROTC cadets were joined by five members of the eighth grade ROTC Club from Sharp Middle School and 10 chaperones. The group filled 99 bags with trash and picked up multiple tires and other oddities such as basketballs, glass sheeting and various tools. Additionally, 12 bags with aluminum beer and soda cans were taken to a recycling center instead of unnecessarily filling our local dump.

During the clean-up, tow very generous gentlemen stopped to talk to the cadets, thanked them for their work and each made a very generous donation to the NJROTC unit.

At the end, when counting the trash bags that were filled during this five-hour evolution, it was disheartening to see that the road was already littered with several freshly discarded cans and bags from the local fast-food establishments. How can people be so uncaring?

To the residents for Pendleton County: Please help keep our roads clean.

Joel Nahari