HALEYVILLE - SGA and DECA students at Haleyville High School are determined to preserve their town, joining together to establish “Keep Our City Clean,” an ongoing community service project involving all citizens of Haleyville.
On Saturday, Oct. 16, the project will kick off with a Trash Day at 8 a.m. at Rocky Ravine Park off of Highway 195 to clean up trash off the roadways. Local citizens, clubs, athletic groups and churches are encouraged to join in the project. Water, trash bags, gloves and routes will be provided upon arrival. Trash Day should conclude by 9:30 a.m.
The clubs' purpose is to establish PRIDE and leave a LEGACY for Haleyville citizens, said Neina Middleton, sponsor of both clubs at HHS. Haleyville has a rich history and everyone in the United States has profited from the technology first introduced in the city.
A quick phone call in the small town of Haleyville led to the future of emergency relief for decades to come. Just 53 years after the first 911 call, Haleyville continues to recognize its rich history by celebrating the part it played in the development of the 911 and NENA system. After reading about AT&T’s plan in The Wall Street Journal, Robert Fitzgerald worked to obtain the necessary approvals to get the system installed in Haleyville. When the first call was placed in 1968, many distinguished persons from all over the state attended, including Rankin Fite (Alabama’s Speaker of the House), Mayor James Whitt, Robert Normal (commercial manager of ATC), B.W. Gallagher (president of the Alabama Phone Company) and U.S. Congressman Tom Bevill.
“This will be the first of many activities the students have planned for the 'Keep Our City Clean' project. I am overwhelmed with the initiative and passion of these SGA and DECA officers for this project", Middleton said about the upcoming cleanup event. "They have worked since August finalizing the details.”
This will be a fun opportunity to clean and feel a part of your community! Four prizes will be randomly drawn for participants. Club members can’t wait to see you come out!
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