UPDATE: There will be NO pick-up for the month of May. The NEXT MONTHLY PICK-UP will be on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 7:30 A.M.  Have an enjoyable and safe Memorial Day weekend!

The summer season pick-ups will all be at the 7:30 A.M. start time so that we have a better chance to beat the heat in the cooler part of the day.  Regular volunteers and any newcomers should meet in the parking lot at The Gathering Place. The pick-up should be completed in less than two hours, so it doesn't cut deeply into a Saturday. As usual, all necessary supplies will be provided, and Ray Andrews will put up the official North Carolina DOT "Litter Pick-Up in Progress" signs at the beginning and end of the pick-up area for everyone's added safety. Come support a group that works hard for everyone's benefit. The exercise is light, and it is a lot of fun. You will enjoy the feeling of knowing you contributed to the beautification of a significant portion of 15/501.

April Mission Report:

Between approximately 7:45am and 9:45am on Saturday, April 23rd, seven dedicated volunteers spent two hours of their time removing 17 bags of litter from the two-mile stretch of 15/501 bordering Fearrington Village. Thanks to each person for helping keep the highway in front of Fearrington Village clean and green.

A SAD NOTE: Our group has lost one of its senior members, David Ayres. We mourn his passing and will long remember him for his positive attitude, his community spirit, and his willingness to take on any task. David was one of the first to join our group when Adopt-A-Highway became reactivated following the completion of 15/501, and he will be deeply missed. Until his health declined, David was active in many community events. Fearrington Village is a better place for his having been among us.

Before David's death, we had scheduled the April litter pick-up date to be for Saturday, April 23rd, one week earlier than usual. A very nice memorial service for David Ayres was held that same morning at 11:00am at the Community Church of Chapel Hill,
 Unitarian Universalist.
 When we learned of his loss and then of the planned memorial, we also scheduled this pick-up session to begin at 7:30am, one hour earlier than usual for this time of year. This allowed volunteers to be able to attend the memorial service for David.