, Corbin, KY


March 26, 2012

PRIDE cleanup draws more than 500 volunteers

CORBIN — By Becky Killian / Managing Editor

Wearing gloves and a reflective vest, Corbin High School sophomore Bianca Lambert picked up and tossed a piece of trash into a bag Saturday.

“I think I’ve picked up 50 straws,” Lambert said.

Lambert was among the more than 500 volunteers who participated in Saturday’s PRIDE cleanup at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and along nearby Forest Service Roads.

Lambert’s group consisted of biology and chemistry students who opted to trade their Saturday for extra credit and the chance to help the community.

They were led by Ann Hail, a science teacher who is herself a veteran of the cleanup.

Hail said of the school’s 60 students who had the chance to volunteer, 15 showed up.

“That’s pretty good,” Hail said. “They’re giving up a whole Saturday.”

Hail said the intent behind recruiting students for the pickup is to teach them they shouldn’t litter.

That theory seemed to be working for Lambert.

“I’m never going to litter again, that’s for sure,” Lambert said.

After hearing the initial PRIDE tally of more than 500 volunteers, Dave Jordan, resort park manager, said it was a great day since so many people decided to give up  part of the weekend to help boost tourism in Whitley and McCreary counties.

“We just can’t thank them enough,” Jordan said.

In 2011, 343 volunteers participated in the cleanup.

Jordan, who also acknowledged the sponsors who provided door prizes for volunteers, said they had so many people they were scrambling to find more areas where they could pick up trash.

“What a great problem to have,” he said.

For a schedule of upcoming PRIDE cleanups, visit

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