Members of the Harker Heights Lions Club completed their first trash pickup Saturday as they launched their Adopt-a-Street program along Indian Trail.
Fourteen club members and some of their families worked for two hours to fill about 10 bags of trash along the two-mile route.
The trash pickup was the first Lions Club event for Chevan Jessamine.
“The club agreed that this would be a good way to give back to the community,” he said.
The event began at the Central Fire Station and ended at the intersection of Knight’s Way and Indian Trail. Teams worked the north and south ends of the street at the same time.
The Lions Club was one of the first organizations to adopt a spot through the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s new program, which launched in the fall. In return, the city placed two signs on Indian Trail touting the Lions Club adoption.
“These will be a constant reminder that we’re serious about our commitment to keeping the street tidy,” said Lions President Susan Goodwill.
Harker Heights Fire Chief and Lions Club member Jack Collier said if everyone who threw trash out of their vehicles experienced the “backbreaking” work of picking up litter, they might stop.
“In other words, think before you litter,” he said.
The Lions will clean up Indian Trail about four times a year.