The Lawrence County History and Preservation Society took part in the Countywide Cleanup event last week by picking up litter and sprucing up Lawrence County Park and the Spring Creek community.
LCHPS President Dana Charles said the society collected at least 600 pounds of garbage at both pickup sites last Thursday.
“Most came from the area at Spring Creek. We got a small amount at Lawrence County Park,” he said. “Our ongoing efforts to keep this park clean seem to be helping. People are less likely to litter when they find it clean.”
LCHPS began their cleanup efforts at the Lawrence Park, also known as Lock A, in North Courtland last year. The society hosted several workdays to pick up litter, clean up vandalism, and clear foliage and overgrowth at the park’s entrance and around its picnic area.
Charles became the new president at the end of former President Ann Britnell’s two-year term.
According to the non-profit organization’s bylaws, the vice president becomes the new president at the end of the term, Charles explained. Britnell stepped down and became a board member when her term ended in March.
Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, LCHPS canceled its group meetings for March, April and May. Charles said Marvin Jackson was elected LCHPS’ new vice president in June.
LCHPS members also re-elected Secretary Cindy Praytor and Treasurer Coty Alred.
Charles said the society holds regular meetings, which are open to the public, on the first Monday of each month at 9 a.m.
All meetings are now being held at the former Paper-workers Union Hall on Tennessee Street in Courtland to comply with social distancing guidelines set by the Alabama Department of Public Health.