June 03, 2005

Media Advisory – Beautify Southern Illinois Campaign

The Beautify Southern Illinois campaign comes to Goreville on Saturday, June 11, and reporters and photographers are welcome to cover the volunteer effort. Participants will meet in the city park at 8 a.m. and receive safety vests and trash bags before heading out to clean up the community. The cleanup coincides with Goreville's annual "Fun Days" celebration, and volunteers will receive tickets for complimentary meals served during the event. The clean-up effort, which will run until 11 a.m., is part of the regional campaign initiated by Glenn Poshard, former congressman and current chair of the Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees.