The following was published on hattiesburgspokes.com 3/28/2018 

Lamar County residents are being asked to mobilize April 28 for the third annual Day Out Against Litter to pick up garbage along streets and highways.

Last year, more than 200 volunteers collected 350 bags of garbage to overtake the first year’s production. Volunteers came from Oak Grove (77 people), Sumrall (50), Purvis (30) and Lumberton (87).

District 2 Supervisor Warren Byrd gave Lumberton residents special praise after last year’s event.

“I am tickled pink and (Lumberton residents) know because I’ve been nagging them with text messages and phone calls,” he said. “I am very proud; I had a lot of support and I had a lot of good county people there. … We had more kids than we’ve ever had. We had teams and we had churches.”

The Board of Supervisors is trying to enlist sponsors so that volunteers will be able to have a hamburger lunch after the litter pickup.

REGISTRATION LOCATIONS (4/28/2018 @ 8AM)

Oak Grove - Arnold Line Community Center

Sumrall - Sumrall Community Center

Lumberton - Lumberton Senior Center

Purvis - Multi-Purpose Center

LET'S PULL TOGETHER & KEEP LAMAR COUNTY A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE!