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Volunteers Need To Help 'Make Marion County Shine'

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Many Marion County residents can see the beauty their county has to offer, but know that a lot of work still needs to be done.

A Fairmont woman has recognized that and is working with the community to make the county shine.

"I was driving along the road and just looking at the side of the road and I saw the litter," said Jackie Fitch, Make Marion County Shine. "I asked my husband 'do you think other people are looking at this also?'. That's how I decided I wanted to do something to make a difference."

Bringing Marion County back to life is a goal for many.

"We all want to do something for the town," said Amanda Rohaly, Fairmont Resident. "We don't want the town to kind of go by the way side. We are seeing development around us. We want to figure out what our place is in that. What can we do for this town to make it somewhere that's exciting and attractive to be?"

Jackie Fitch began the program "Make Marion County Shine" to help with the effort.

"Last year we drove around and saw the litter laying around," Fitch said. "I went on Facebook and asked if anyone else was concerned about the trash and I got so many responses."

More than 100 people came out to make a difference in 2012.

"We had 144 volunteers throughout the county," Fitch said. "We cleaned up 44 miles of road. We had 37 tires and 13 thousand pounds of trash. We want to double that this year, or triple."

Volunteers are needed to help "Make Marion County Shine" on April 6th.

"The evening before if people contact me I will bring the supplies to them which include bags, gloves, pickers, and vests," Fitch said.

If you are interested in helping to make Marion County Shine, you can contact Jackie Fitch at 304-657-1749.