Knights clean ditches after virus-forced hiatus

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Perry Knights of Columbus Dave Summerson, left, and Joel Hernandez scour the shoulder on County Road P58 Sunday, cleaning up the local trash.


After the novel coronavirus sidelined them in 2020, the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus returned to their semi-annual pilgrimage Sunday afternoon in order to walk the ditches on a stretch of County Road P58 south of Perry and remove litter in the Dallas County Adopt-A-Roadway program.

Knights have been cleaning up after errant area litterers since 2008 as part of the Adopt a Roadway program. There are currently 26 dedicated groups sponsoring 56 miles of Dallas County roads, some dating to the program’s founding in 1999.

There are some 126 miles of hard-surfaced roads still available for adoption in Dallas County. For more information about the Adopt-A-Roadway program or to sponsor a section of roadway, visit the website or contact the Dallas County Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Roadside Biologist Jim Uthe at 515-993-5868 ext. 209.

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