CCC cleans up Rush Fork, Max Patch

Jul 23, 2014
Photo by: Donated Pictured are a sheriff’s deputy and inmates, CCC board members, members of the Church of Latter Day Saints and volunteers.

The Commission for a Clean County (CCC) conducted a hands-on litter pickup for Haywood County on Saturday, July 12.

The intended route was the mile stretch between the Fines Creek Baptist Church and Ferguson’s Café and Gas, also known as “Rush Fork.” A big crowd of volunteers turned out for the pickup, allowing an extra half-mile toward Max Patch, as well as a half-mile down Wesley Creek Road.  All volunteers picked up at least one orange bag of trash.

Besides the county’s choice of road, the CCC already did litter pick-ups this season in Waynesville and Canton. The remaining schedule for pickups is — Aug. 9 in Clyde and Sept. 13 in Maggie Valley.  If October weather is good, the group is available for special requests.

The CCC, an environmental cleanliness board, performs this service for each town in Haywood County and for a county road. The group works from May through September or October, depending on weather.

Litter pickups are done in a light drizzle, but are cancelled if there is a heavy rain or electrical storm.

For further information, call CCC chairman Dr. Bill Skelton at

456-3575 or secretary JoAnna Swanson at 452-1550.

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