September 2018
Youth Matters

Making Lamar County Litter-Free

Lamar County is working hard to educate their youth on litter control! I recently visited Lamar County Intermediate School and Sulligent School to present my anti-litter program to its students. In addition to my efforts, a team of volunteers has visited Sulligent Elementary School and Vernon Elementary School to continue spreading the word!

Jeanne Thornton, a local resident of Lamar County, put together the team of volunteers that has become the "litter presenters" for the county. Judge Dale McGee, Rita Wilson, and Frances Beasley are the other members of the team helping to make Lamar County litter-free. These volunteers have shown how to use bags, provided by PALS to pick up litter in the community, done presentations, and read books to the students, all to help eliminate litter in their county.

Please contact me if your local school would like to schedule a presentation or if you would like to present something to your local school or club. I may be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (334) 224-7594. Schools may sign up for the Clean Campus Program online at One of the most wonderful things about the Clean Campus Program is that it is FREE to all Alabama Public and Private Schools, thanks to ALFA and the Alabama Farmer’s Cooperative.


Jamie Mitchell is the PALS State Clean Campus Coordinator.