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News Community Big Sweep nets more than 1,500 lbs. of trash

This year’s Macon County Bigsweep was held Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2.

Volunteers hauled in more than 1,500 lbs. of trash from the Little Tennessee, Cullasaja, and Cartoogechaye rivers.

About 40 tires, scaffolding, chairs, boots, styrofoam, pipes, bottles, cans, a playground slide, coffee pot, tarps and other trash were removed by Sunday afternoon.

Anyone interested in participating in future clean ups, contact Guy Gooder, NC Bigsweep county coordinator at (828) 421-4845.

Pictured: Alicia Gooder, Andrew Thornton, Ken Neitz, Kristen Neitz, KJ Neitz, Sydney Gooder, Tiffany Phillips, Bryce Payne, Dani Thornton, Michelle Thornton, Chris Thornton.


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