GMS     The Georgia Mineral Society, Inc.
4138 Steve Reynolds Boulevard
Norcross, GA 30093-3059

Adopt-A-Highway October

GMS members know when the leaves become an Autumn rainbow and pumpkins sprout on people's porches, it's time once again to don silly costumes, walk up and down the streets, and fill our bags with garbage!

Yes, that's right! GMS members have a weird way of trick-or-treating along our adopted highway!

Members dressed in Halloween costumes gather together no matter what the weather and work diligently to clean up a one mile stretch of road.

The tricks come first as we attempt to outdo one another with the weirdest piece of garbage picked up that day. Then we return with our garbage bags filled and collect a few treats!

After the road is once again sparkling clean, the entire group descends upon a local eatery, still in costume, where we startle the natives while we enjoy the best of local cuisine.

Though it can be hard and dirty work, it is surprisingly satisfying and fun!

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Adopt-a-Highway Message


Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time: 10:00 am
Where: GMS Building

It is almost time again to keep our commitment to Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful and pick up trash on the stretch of Steve Reynolds Boulevard in front of our clubhouse. Please mark your calendar for October 30, 2021, 10:00 AM.

We will meet at the clubhouse. Based on the last two pick-ups and number of volunteers participating, we should be done before noon.

Hurray! Gwinnett County erected the two road signs on opposite sides of the Boulevard stating our sponsorship, and now we all can pose for a picture with our spiffy Halloween costumes and safety vests.

Juergen Poppelreuter
Adopt-a-Highway Chair

Adopt-a-Highway Field Trip
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Click here for pictures from the 2020 field trip

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Let's keep it clean!

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