ORIGINAL ANTILITTER CAMPAIGN

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By Pete Abington

As the state moves to have anti-litter campaigns, I am reminded of our original campaign right here in Sabine Parish. It was born by Cliff Ammons. He thought of it and really got out to sell it in the community, putting up signs everywhere. Since we had started having many tourists, he felt it was important to make a good appearance. The only problem was we had never heard of an anti-litter campaign at that time.

Finally, Mr. Cliff set in place another idea. He caught someone littering and got the authorities to arrest that person. As I remember the fine was about $50.00 but the fellow they caught littering did not have the $50.00. Mr. Cliff felt like that if the public found out that littering could cost you money, they might quit littering.

 

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