OPP, Ala. (WDHN)—The Opp Chamber of Commerce along with several other organizations have become statewide models for recycling.

During this month commemorating Earth Day, events are planned for businesses and students to get involved in a campaign to “Clean up Opp.”

Friday, April 22nd is “World Darth Day”. For Opp Chamber of Commerce Director,
Kelly Brandin, it’s a chance for residents to take pride in their hometown.

On the week following “Earth Day”, each day will be “themed” clean-up and recycling events.

For instance, “Mark a mile Monday”; “Tackle the trash Tuesday”; and “Walk the neighborhood

Brandin says “We want to beautify our county. Not only that but we want to teach people to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink. Just pick up trash, we are providing the garbage bags which were provided to use by AL-pals. Andalusia Chamber of Commerce is doing the same thing. They are providing bags to anyone who wants to pick up trash.”

Mike Gurspan says “At the CCB bank branch here in Opp. Its bank branch president says getting involved as a business is very important for the entire community.”

Management believes working as a “team” on a “clean-up” detail helps
instill community pride. It’s like taking a “stake” in your neighborhood and community.

CCB Opp branch president Melinda Hall says “It happens in Opp, it happens across the whole county. And we want to be part of it. Not only does our Opp branch take part but our Andalusia branch not only there but the whole county.”

“Clean-up Opp” is being coordinated with Alabama pals, whose motto is “don’t drop it on Alabama”.