Community clean-up set for June 12

Signups are still open for people interested in helping clean up Hoke County’s roads through a volunteer event set for next weekend.

The Hoke County Community Clean-up Day is set for Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with a rain date of Saturday, June 19. People interested in volunteering should meet at the Robert A. Wright Agricultural Building, located at 645 East Palmer Street in Raeford.

“Take pride in your community and help clean up Hoke County. Invite neighbors, friends, and co-workers from your office, church, school and athletic teams,” a notice about the cleanup day stated.

Teams will be organized in their respective communities. The county will provide emergency vests, trash bags, gloves, masks, hand sanitizers, water and snacks for the cleanup day.

The event is sponsored by the Hoke County Board of Commissioners, which has seen many calls from citizens to take action on the litter problem in the county. Besides the cleanup day, the county is also looking at hiring more personnel to help pick up trash. The county already contracts some employees to work on the problem, but the littering has gotten worse than usual in recent months, the board members discussed at a meeting earlier this year.

To volunteer or for more information on the Community Clean-Up Day, email Gwen McGougan, clerk to the board, at or visit for a QC code to scan for details.

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