By Kaylee Lindenmuth | firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRALIA, Columbia County - The sixth edition of an annual clean-up of the region's smallest borough and unofficial tourist attraction is set, and the group behind it is seeking volunteers.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Coalition for Abandoned Mine Reclamation or EPCAMR, is once again hosting the clean-up, to be held on October 19, centering around Centralia borough and the surrounding Conyngham Township, including the former village of Byrnesville.
The amount of trash and tires that has been removed to date has been amazing," the group writes in a Facebook post. "We are down there on a periodic basis throughout the year and the dumping is not nearly as bad as it had been when we first started."
Volunteers must register with the clean-up to participate, and must sign a waiver of liability required by an area landowner. All will meet at "central command" at the Centralia Municipal Building, 600 Locust Avenue, and a safety briefing will occur before volunteers are assigned to specific areas.
Last year's event drew nearly 100 volunteers.
"Let's continue to make Centralia 'clean and green' once again this year," EPCAMR writes. "We'll be looking for volunteers who might want to dedicate their time and effort to cooking out this year and seeking some donations for refreshments, some pizzas, and water."
A Facebook event has been set up as well, which can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2438239129739019/
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