Members of the Town of Manlius Republican Committee gathered Oct. 16 in the Fayetteville Towne Center parking lot to begin a morning of picking up roadside litter along North Burdick Street.
The GOP Committee is participating in the county's Adopt-A-Highway Program, agreeing to help keep North Burdick Street clean between Route 5 and the Erie Canal. Their agreement is to help cleanup the county road at least three times each year.
"We are very excited to have several of our committee members here to take part in this project," said Hank Chapman, committee chair. "The reason most of our members join the town's Republican committee is to do their part to make Manlius a better place to live. What better way to give back to the community than with a project like this?"
According to Chapman, the Republican Committee chose North Burdick Street because of Towne Center's location.
"The Towne Center is such a vital part of our town and a great addition to our community," Chapman said. "COR Development and the businesses within do a tremendous job of keeping their property clean and litter free, but anytime you have that much traffic and that many businesses, there will certainly be some resulting litter in the nearby area. This is why we chose this road for our project."
Anyone interested in the town of Manlius Republican Committee can contact e-mail ManliusGOP@aol.com, call 439-1356, or visit its website at ManliusGOP.com.