Keeping the Silver Comet Trail tidy for local residents and visitors alike is one of the main goals of a group of dedicated volunteers in the Rockmart area, and they’ll continue that work this weekend (weather permitting) with the help of another organization with a similar goal in mind.

Coming up this Saturday morning, Keep Polk Beautiful and the Silver Comet Trail Rangers of Polk County are working on the trail, going east and west of Seaborn Jones Park in downtown Rockmart.

The volunteer work session begins at 8 a.m. and continues until noon on June 12.

Anyone who wishes to work should also remember to wear appropriate attire and footwear for taking part.

Mayor Sherman Ross, who is helping to organize the cleanup with the Silver Comet Trail Rangers, is asking for those who wish to participate to also bring along some tools to help make the job easier.

“If you can join us, we need snippers, extended tree-trimmers, chain saws, weed eaters, etc.,” Ross posted on the Silver Comet Trail Rangers Facebook group on Wednesday.

He added that some work has been underway this week on Water Street – with more assistance on the way – as part of the cleanup efforts the city has undertaken to ensure the trail remains tidy for all.

Hopes are that with volunteer help, city public works crews and local residents just taking some time to pickup trash they see on the Silver Comet, the trail can continue to be a valuable economic asset.

With the longest stretch of the Silver Comet Trail extending from the Alabama state line to the Paulding County border running through Polk County, it annually brings thousands of visitors through the cities of Cedartown and Rockmart.

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