Beautification group starts new initiative, recognizes volunteers

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Let's Keep Travelers Rest Beautiful has organized community wide trash cleanups for the past several years, but on Sept. 17, a representative from the organization, George Varn, announced a new trash pick up program at the Travelers Rest City Council meeting.

Called TR on Demand Cleanup, this new program addresses more short term clean up goals and “allows volunteers to pick up litter where they want, when they want, and how often they want,” says Varn.

Similar to Adopt a Highway programs, the On Demand initiative allows individuals to take responsibility for specific sections of the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail, their own streets, or other areas around town. Let's Keep Travelers Rest Beautiful will supply gloves, safety vests, pick up sticks, and trash bags for participants, and they will pick up filled trash bags or oversized items if volunteers are unable to dispose of them.

Two families were recognized for their current service to the community through regular trash pick up efforts: Lacey Keigley and her five children, and Dr. Duncan and Scottie Shirley.

Varn encouraged area residents, members of city council and other Travelers Rest departments to join the efforts by adopting a section.

For more information about the TR Cleanup on Demand, contact George Varn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 864-275-8590.

To learn more about Let's Keep Travelers Rest Beautiful, visit their Facebook page.

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