As reported in The Columbia News 35 years ago on Thursday, Feb. 22, 1968.
Grovetown seeks recreation park
Grovetown citizens have undertaken the project to buy the old VFW building and land to be used for a city sponsored recreation center.
A committee was formed to talk to people about the center's operation and to raise funds to purchase the building and land and develop the park and playground. Plans include a swimming pool and equipment for the smallest child to adults, an athletic field, picnic areas, playground and equipping the building with a kitchen and concession stand for community events.
The committee is accepting donation of money, electrical appliances, lounge and outside furniture, playground equipment and building materials.
Clean-up campaign begins in Harlem
A city-wide clean-up campaign will be held in Harlem during the week of Feb. 26, according to Mayor George C. Craig.
A need for such a campaign was brought to the attention of city officials following a recent Environment Sanitation Survey conducted by the Georgia Department of Public Health Aedes aegypti (Yellow Fever Mosquito) Eradication Program.
City and county officials and local and state health departments will work to rid Harlem of solid wastes including junk tires, stoves, refrigerators, water heaters, washing machines and tin cans. Such items supply a source for mosquito breeding, flies and rats.
Harlem citizens are encouraged to participate by placing all trash, rubble and useless items on the curb for city trash trucks to collect and move to sanitary landfills.
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