As Jackson, S.C., embarks on celebrating its 50th Anniversary June 9, I encourage everyone there to clean up their town. Each of us can do this by cleaning our yards, streets, and the ditches adjacent to our yards and to get rid of unsightly debris.
Property owners of abandoned buildings should be encouraged to cut and clean over grown weeds and brush. If there are no plans to rent or sell these properties, then the abandoned structures should be demolished in due time.
Owners of vehicles not properly tagged and registered are encouraged to remove them to a covered shelter or, better yet, donate them to charity.
Let's all get in the spirit of cleaning our town. We should take pride in our property and town by also helping our neighbors in the village-wide cleanup.
By doing these things we not only improve the looks of our town, but we protect our property values as well. Don't forget to come out and celebrate our anniversary with us on June 9 at Thornton Park. The fun starts at 11 a.m.
Todd Etheredge, Jackson