Community Clean up
By Kevin Gourley
A number of organizations joined together Saturday morning between 9 a.m.-12 noon at the Wal-Mart Supercenter to help make a difference in the community. Volunteers picked up trash along Lee Blvd and many other important roadways, including Beth Stacy, Alabama, and Homestead. The major intersections of Gunnery and Sunshine were also cleaned of any roadside litter.
The following organizations participated in the event:
- · American Legion
- · East Lee High School ROTC
- · Lehigh Senior High School ROTC
- · Lehigh Rotary
- · Boy Scout Troop 720
- · Wal-Mart Employees
- · Sheriff Day Workers
- · Karate Kids
In addition to the roadside clean-up, Lee County Sheriff Volunteers (V.O.I.C.E.) Lillian Snyder and Mary Gary provided fingerprinting services for kids inside Wal-Mart. Having a child fingerprinted can help investigators in the event a child should ever go missing. Within the first 15 minutes seven fingerprints had already been taken. When they finished at noon, a total of 150 kids had been fingerprinted.
The event was headed and organized by George Szymanski of Lehigh Acres Community Initiative with the assistance of Andrea Adams, Community Coordinator for Lee County Sheriff’s Office.