The Adopt-A-Road Program is an anti-litter campaign intended to promote a volunteer spirit and community pride in the City of Sikeston. It allows citizens, organizations and church or civic groups to work in partnership with the City by"adopting"a segment of roadway and agreeing to keep it clean. This program offers individuals and groups a way to contribute to their community and generate publicity for their efforts. Every participant in this program makes a positive impact on the appearance of their streets and their community. Together we can make a difference and be "Sikeston Proud"!
Safety rules are important to protect participants during cleanup events. Rules that volunteers must follow include:
- Wearing safety vests at all times.
- Placing a “Volunteer Litter Crew Ahead” warning sign facing traffic ahead of the work area.
- Cleaning only one side of the road at a time and facing oncoming traffic.
- Refraining from wearing headphones while working.
- Wearing appropriate clothing, namely pants, thick-soled shoes or boots, and gloves.
- Performing cleanup activities during daylight hours and when weather has good visibility.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
To participate in the Adopt-a-Road program, you must compete an application which is available by clicking here or they can be picked up at City Hall, 105 E. Center St. Once completed (you can fill out the application online), you can email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop it off at City Hall. If you have any additional questions or need more information, contact Street Supervisor Darren Martin at 573-475-5636. Their office will contact you once the application is approved.
Although most streets are available for cleanup, below are the most visible streets that reflect an eyesore to visitors of our community:
- North Ingram from Highway HH to Kennedy Dr.
- South Illinois from Ables Rd. to County Line Rd.
- South Ingram from Helen to Col. George E Day Blvd.
- Col. George E Day Blvd from Pollard to South Main
- Blunt Ave. from Blue Ridge Ln. to Col. George e Day Blvd.
- School St. from Stallcup Dr. to Murray Ln.
- Murray Ln. from New Madrid St. to South West Ave.
- Butler Ave. from Vaughn Ave. to Carroll Ave (the ditch that runs along Butler would be a great part of this clean up)
- Compress Rd. from Sunset Ave. to North West Ave.
ADOPT-A-ROAD PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
The following families, businesses or organizations are currently participating in the City of Sikeston's Adopt-A-Road Program:
Adams Family: Stallcup Dr. (S. Main to School St.) - In memory of Delmar Adams
Adams Family: S. Ingram (Ables Road to Helen St.) - In memory of Catherin & Steve Willis
Adams Family: Salcedo Road (Plaza Dr. to N. Ingram) - In memory of Troy Smith
City of Sikeston Employees: Linn St. (Pine to Selma)
Darren & Tina Lowe: Col. George E. Day (Pollard to S. Ingram) - In memory of Bob Lowe & Sylvia Middleton
In Memory of Maddison Grace Hart: Complex Park by Shelter #3
Patti Kenser: Cinema Drive to Lawrence Drive - In loving memory of Leslie Hosey Rettig
Rita Savage: Alabama Street (Osage to North St.) - In memory of Jeromy Jermaine Hunt
Shady Acres Church of Christ Youth Group: Ables Road (Shady Lane to AA Hwy)
Terry Schneider: N. Ingram Road (Highway HH to the Rodeo Grounds) - In memory of Darryl Dwayne Schaumann, Jr "Dee"
Tetra Pak Employees: E. Salcedo Road (N. Main to Plaza Drive)