PalmettoPride hosted its annual Adopt-A-Highway awards luncheon today at Stone River in West Columbia, SC. Groups from around the state gathered to receive awards for volunteer litter pickup efforts.
Adopt-A-Highway is a volunteer litter pickup program coordinated by PalmettoPride in partnership with SC Department of Transportation.
In 2014, 24,751 volunteers from 1,904 groups picked up 1,064,762.5 pounds of litter from 4,707.34 miles of highway.
Proverbs 3 from Saluda County received the District 2 award as well as State Group of the Year. Proverbs 3 is one dedicated volunteer who adopts 6 miles of highway and picked up 3,330 pounds of trash last year.
Adopt-A-Highway awards groups at the county level, district level and state level. District Awards went to the following groups:
District 1 – Lake Murray Irmo Rotary Club (Richland County)
District 2 – Proverbs 3 (Saluda County)
District 3 – Knights of Columbus 10819 (Greenville County)
District 4 – Cherokee County Junior Women’s Club (Cherokee County)
District 5 – Sampit Community Watch Group (Georgetown County)
District 6 – VA Tech Alumni Association Charleston Charter (Charleston County)
District 7 – Barnwell County Detention Center (Barnwell County)
In addition to awarding groups, Adopt-A-Highway awards individuals for coordinating county volunteer efforts.
Denise Brown, Anderson County Coordinator with the Department of Transportation received the Coordinator of the Year award.
Fritz Wewers also with Anderson County, received the Resident Maintenance Engineer Award.
2015 Adopt-A-Highway County Groups of the Year
|Abbeville||2||Olin Smith Road Residents|
|Aiken||7||Jerusalem Baptist Church|
|Anderson||2||New Holly Missionary Church|
|Bamberg||7||Govan Fire Department|
|Barnwell||7||Barnwell County Detention Center|
|Berkeley||6||A Smard Idea & In Skippers Honor|
|Calhoun||7||Town of Neeses|
|Charleston||6||VA Tech Alumni Assoc. Charleston Chapter|
|Cherokee||4||Cherokee County Junior Women’s Club|
|Chester||4||Minter Rd. Community Crew|
|Chesterfield||4||Memory of CPL. Kelly Keith|
|Clarendon||7||Abate Palmetto Chapter|
|Colleton||6||Oakman Branch Neighborhood Crime Prevention Group|
|Darlington||5||Darlington Presbyterian Church|
|Dillon||5||LVHS International Club|
|Dorchester||6||Fort Dorchester High AFJROTC|
|Edgefield||2||One Step Ahead|
|Fairfield||4||Upper Hope Station Missionary Baptist Church|
|Florence||5||Roche Carolina Inc.|
|Georgetown||5||Sampit Community Watch Group|
|Greenville||3||Knights of Columbus 10819|
|Horry||5||Conway Rotary Club|
|Jasper||6||Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity, Inc|
|Lancaster||4||Andrew Jackson State Park|
|Laurens||2||James H Gambrell|
|Lee||1||Pine Grove AME Sons of Allen|
|Lexington||1||BSA Troop 309|
|Marion||5||Marion High Interact|
|McCormick||2||SLV Road Warriors|
|Newberry||2||St John Baptist Church|
|Oconee||3||The Morrow Family|
|Orangeburg/Central||7||Nix Stilton Road Community Improvement Orbg|
|Orangeburg/Eastern||7||JKJ Youth Club|
|Pickens||3||Clemson Rotary Club|
|Richland||1||Lake Murray Irmo Rotary Club|
|Union||4||Lukesville Care Club|
|Williamsburg||5||Tiger Cub Pack 260|