Offenders serving time at the Westville Correctional Facility have been in Starke County since April 4th collecting garbage. The six man crew is taking part in the statewide Trash Bash. As of Friday, the offenders had picked up 113 bags of garbage on 19 miles of roadway. The offenders are all minimum security individuals.
Cleaning up the trash beautifies the area and it also makes it safer for mowing crews to operate without having to stop and start when having to pick up debris.
Motorists are warned to slow down when you see the crews, and under no circumstances pick up a hitchhiker in the collection area.