Thank you to the 90+ Blount County residents who responded to my poll for your support on the cleanup effort in Maryville. As promised, I told you I was going to do something about the problem and not just complain. Per your advice, I contacted Keep Blount Beautiful and we officially set Saturday, April 21st as Maryville Trash Pick up Day from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Keep Blount Beautiful will provide us with safety vests, trash pickers and trash bags. If we concentrate our efforts specifically in Maryville we can knock a dent in the roadside trash issue. Keep Blount Beautiful will contact the Sheriff’s Dept. for trash bag pick up as we finish. If there are any of you that don’t feel up to the task of collecting trash we could use a few extras to follow along in your vehicle with water and extra bags. I will be responsible for getting the vests, trash bags, and pickers from KBB and will meet you in the outer parking lot of the New Kroger on the morning of Saturday, April 21st at 8:45 AM. (across from the old Hardees).