BY CALEB ALEXANDER
New Baden American Legion Post 321 is looking for volunteers in the community to help with its new project, an Adopt A Highway program. It will be focused on Route 161. Participants will walk along the roadside and pick up trash to keep it looking nice.
The Adopt-A-Highway program has been responsible for collecting 300,000 pounds of trash in 48,000 bags by keeping 60,000 highways clean all over the United States. Sponsors in most locations are recognized with signs alongside the highways they keep clean.
Joining in an effort like this gives everyone community pride and a chance to get some exercise. If you are interested in joining in, go by the American Legion at 105 East Illinois Street in New Baden and let them know.
If you are interested in volunteering and keeping your community clean please sign up at: https://newbadenlegion.com/volunteer/