Spring is finally here and once again it’s time to remove unsightly litter from Seymour’s roadsides, streets, stream banks, and public places. Seymour’s spring Roads and Rivers Day will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This semi-annual cleanup event is sponsored by Keep Sevier Beautiful.
Since Seymour occupies parts of Sevier, Knox, and Blount counties, citizens from all areas of the community are encouraged to participate. Litter detracts from the natural beauty of Seymour and is an eyesore to residents and to those passing through.
Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, on the Sevierville side parking lot of Seymour First Baptist Church, 11621 Chapman Highway. Participants will receive gloves, safety vests, trash bags, water, and grabbers, if wanted. Wearing of long pants and sturdy shoes is suggested. For safety, children under 12 will be paired with an adult.
Scout packs, 4-H Club members, church Sunday school classes and youth groups, civic clubs, and families—all are encouraged to participate. Let’s send the strong message that the “litter bug” is not welcome in Seymour! For more information, call Seymour’s coordinator, Amparo Flores, at (865)405-9958.