Saturday, May 9th is a clean-up day for the market’s Adopt-a-Highway stretch. It will begin at 1:00 PM and everyone is invited to help.
The market adopted the stretch on Highway 110 just east of town a couple of years ago, but Missouri’s Adopt-a-Highway program has been around since the late ’80s. Per MoDOT’s website, there are currently more than 4,700 groups and 47,000 volunteers in the program making Missouri’s roadsides cleaner and more attractive.
So, what do we do with our adopted road? Adopters have the option to clean up litter, mow, beautify through landscaping, or plant native grasses and flowers. We clean up litter. The litter picked up through this program statewide allows MoDOT to direct its resources to other necessary tasks.
The weather is supposed to be warm, but there’s a potential for rain; about 40%. Be sure to check our Facebook page for any updates in case of inclement weather. If you’d like more information about adopting a highway, click on the photo above.