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 29, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Where: GMS Building

Once again it is time to perform our annual Halloween trash pickup on our stretch of Steve Reynolds Boulevard. Join us at 10:00 AM on Oct 29th at the clubhouse and dress in your favorite costume. It is a lot of fun for all participants and passers-by, judging by all the horn honking of past Halloween pick ups.

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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