March 28, 2014
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Lake Greenwood Cleanup Blitz efforts get underway at Lake Greenwood State Park.​

Keeping the environment clean and free from litter and pollution is important to the overall health and well-being of the people who live there, and members of the Greenwood community in South Carolina have made it a top priority.

Local nonprofit organization, Keep Greenwood County Beautifulrecently hosted its “Lake Greenwood Cleanup Blitz,” where community volunteers spent an entire day at the Lake Greenwood State Park, removing more than 5,000 pounds of litter and debris from the lakefront and roadways. The crew also separated materials to be recycled.

Newly-converted BI-LO store no. 5755 has been a supporter of Keeping Greenwood Beautifulfor the past six years, beginning when it was a Piggly Wiggly store. To show their appreciation, the store and its associates provided a free hot dog lunch to more than 200 volunteers who came to help clean up.

“A cleaner community makes us feel better about where we live,” said James Parris, BI-LO store No. 5755 director. “We are very appreciative to Keeping Greenwood Beautifuland the volunteers who spend their spare time making our area more enjoyable for all.”

And, the cleanup comes just in time for the busy tourism season. Located just 60 miles from Augusta, Ga., Greenwood County will be the main tourist attraction for several months, beginning with the men’s professional golf Masters tournament in April and the Symetra tour Women’s Golf event in May.

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