Troop 173 Boy Scouts pitch in to help

Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Photo Submitted Troop 173 Boy Scouts and leader Christopher Taylor are working to "Keep Tennessee Beautiful."

With keeping true to their oath, "A Scout is concerned about other people. He does things willingly for others without pay or reward," Boy Scout Troop 173 volunteered to pitch in and help gussie up Marshall County on Saturday, April 21. Their Troop Leader, Christopher Taylor, lead them in several projects throughout the county;

*Starting early in the day at Hardison Annex with weeding flower beds and bordering them with stone and adding mulch, planted the Tennessee State tree, the tulip popular, in the front yard and checked for trash in the alley,

* Checked the "Welcome to Lewisburg" signs and the Industrial Park entrance sign by Co-op for weeding and prepping for mulch to be added later,

* Traveled to Belfast to spend the remainder of the day in helping remove overgrowth of large bushes and grass to clean up and beautify the area behind the historic Tate Store in preparation for making this a gathering place for community musicians and citizens to join and share music.

In working with Keep Tennessee Beautiful, the Marshall County 3 Star Beautification Committee solicits help for Gussie Up Day every year and they are very grateful for these young men and their troop leader, Christopher Taylor, for all their efforts. The Committee would also like to express thanks to all others who joined in to help beautify Marshall County.

For further information as to how you can help us continue to beautify Marshall County, please call the County Mayor's Office at 931-359-1279. Beautification of Marshall County is not for just one day out of the year, it is for every day. If you know of an area that your club or group would like to address, we will be happy to assist you.