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Indian Land pride on display April 2-9

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The first Indian Land Community Clean-up Week set for April 2-9 is a hands-on opportunity to teach children (and folks of all ages) civic responsibility. Indian Land’s scenic byways have become increasingly littered by uncovered garbage trucks, windblown trash from construction sites, loading docks, unsecured recyclables and illegal dumping.
Litter thrown from vehicles and by pedestrians is another significant source of trash. Litter, illegal dumping, graffiti and blight all go hand in hand. If we, as a community, become complacent and tolerate this behavior what comes next? Increased vandalism? Run-down areas? Crime?
Indian Land is a beautiful, wonderful area to live and work. Our residents are caring individuals as evidenced by all the volunteering done by citizens.
Tolerating litter and illegal dumping is not an option for the civic-minded. Therefore, it is time to act.
We have set aside the week in April to do some serious spring cleaning by sprucing-up our neighborhoods, school grounds, parks and roadsides. Whatever you can do to help out would be greatly appreciated.
Indian Land pride will be put on display April 2-9. Let’s show how we feel about our community by pitching in. All of us can do something. If you wish to help call or e-mail me at (803) 431-7183 or nzimmer55@aol.com.
I would also like to recognize the litter crew from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, who picked up 175 bags of trash and a mattress on U.S. 521 in three days.
The crew also picked up three sofas, two chairs, and 27 tires on Jim Wilson Road across the street from Bel Air subdivision.
Capt. Monty Craig and his crew are really doing an amazing job. Kudos to them and Sheriff Barry Faile for tackling this major quality of life issue in the county. The next task for the crew is cleaning up Shelley Mullis Road.

Norm Zimmer
Indian Land