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.

With bellies full we often turn to a quick rock collecting experience in the area.

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 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Where: See the October Tips and Trips for directions

It is time again for our club to pick up trash at our designated mile in Ballground, Ga. This year's Adopt-A-Highway event will be held on October 31 at 10:00 am. Dress up for Halloween and give the passing drivers something to look at.

Depending on Covid restrictions in place at the time we will have lunch in Ballground afterwards and then collect garnets.

Hope to see you there,
Juergen Poppelreuter
Adopt-a-Highway Chair

Click here for pictures from 2019

Let's keep it clean!

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