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Fairmont Officials, Volunteers Participate in 'Make It Shine' Program

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More than 40 Fairmont officials and volunteers came out to clean up the Coal Run Hollow area Thursday as part of the state's "Make It Shine" program.

This is the second year Fairmont has participated in the program.

It aims to clean up cities all over the state and raising awareness to the problem of littering.

The Coal Run Hollow area has been used as a dump zone for many years and Fairmont officials are asking those who are littering to stop.

"Take time to take your garbage and dispose of it properly. The message from the Natural Resources folks that are also involved with this is you get caught. You're going to get fined. You're going to get penalized. They are starting to crack down on that," said David Sago, of the Fairmont Utility Board.

Fairmont officials said they collected more than 30,000 pounds of trash in the Coal Run Hollow area last year.