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Adopt a Highway and BagReadyJobs Volunteers Supported

Arizona highway blue bags filled with litter

Arizona Adopt a Highway and America the Beautiful & Bag Ready Jobs volunteers pick up highway litter four times a year

Sedona AZ (February 4, 2015) The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor:

Dear Editor,

Reese’s Tire & Automotive Tire Pros offers support to Adopt-A-Highway groups.

For several years, Reese’s Tire & Automotive Tire Pros has been a supporter of the “America the Beautiful & BagReadyJobs” empowering our nation’s youth effort which includes our Verde Valley ADOT Adopt-A-Highway groups.

We wish to continue our support of this effort since we believe that the image and economy of our community partially depends on the efforts of the ADOT Adopt-A-Highway groups that keep our highways clean.

Reese’s Tire & Automotive Tire Pros will be providing free coffee and doughnuts to the Verde Valley, ADOT Adopt-A-Highway groups that clean our highways on the Saturdays of February 21, May 16, August 15 and November 21, 2015. Our Saturday hours of operation are from 8 am until 2 pm.

We at Reese’s Tire & Automotive Tire Pros hope that other Verde Valley businesses will join us in our efforts to thank and reward the many Adopt-A-Highway groups that make the Verde Valley and Yavapai County more appealing to our local residents and visitors.

Neil Dixon, Owner Reese’s Tire & Automotive Tire Pros

2435 East State Route 89A, Cottonwood, AZ

(928) 634-5243

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  1. Angie Voigt says:

    Liked and shared this article with friends.

  2. Sedona Keith says:

    will look into this tire place next time

  3. A special shout out thank you to Gary Chamberlain ( Folksville USA ) all volunteers, sponsors, who have continuously supported the war against roadside cancer (also know as societies Litter) !

    It takes a special kind of person ( to dedicate countless hours to service ) the ugly devastation of social littering , I sincerely hope that any reader / viewer of the work of Folksville USA will take what ever they can offer up and join the efforts!

    To join in & participate in helping reduce litter is as easy as calling Gary Chamberlain / writing an article of appreciation, or supporting the sponsors of !

    Great work Gary & Company , much appreciated …Sincerely Litter King

  4. CLK is correct about litter volunteers highway work should be appreciated and are under supported. Volunteer to pick up litter. Reese’s Tires in Cottonwood deserves its community support, patronize businesses supporting a cleaner Arizona. Prescott area litter lifters are appreciated too.

  5. Is there a better example of a collaborative, regional endeavor to benefit everyone? No power grabbers here. Just folks that not only put up but shut up and ask for nothing in return. Thank you one and all.

  6. Thank you for your comments and please keep the comments coming,

    If the Verde Valley is ever going to succeed in reversing most of the littering in our area then businesses, residents, mayors and managers are going to need to get seriously involved.

    In the seven years that I have worked with the local businesses, residents and managers in the Verde Valley, the MOST supportive folks have been the businesses, residents and newspapers.

    It’s sad to say but there have only been two mayors and two managers that have actually assisted with the advancement of this issue and gone out of their way to recognize the efforts of the ADOT Adopt-A-Highway groups noted. Those two mayors and two managers were/are Mayor Rob-Sedona, Manager Tim Ernster-Sedona, Mayor Charlie German-Camp Verde and Manager Russ Martin. Mayor Rob Adams actually paved the way for me to speak at a Verde Valley Mayors meeting in addition to having the Sedona Council recognize our efforts.

    I have repeatedly contacted all of the Verde Valley mayors and managers, asking them to get involved in thanking and recognizing these Adopt-A-Highway groups, by name, at their council meetings once per year and some newspaper recognition with no results!

    A thank you goes a very long way!

    You wouldn’t think that you would have to ask a mayor or manager to do this for all that these folks do to make our communities look good but go figure.

    Tourist season, home construction, real estate sales and other economic considerations depend upon our communities looking the best they can, you would think our leaders (mayors and managers) would invest a minor amount of time thanking and recognizing these groups.

    Mayors and managers, if you contact me I can provide most of the contact information for these groups, all you need to do is ask. Where are the Chamber of Commerce and NFIB organizations on this effort?

    Gary Chamberlain
    “America the Beautiful & BagReadyJobs”
    Empowering our nation’s youth
    (928) 202-1186

    Verde Valley Adopt-A-Highway Groups

    Scenic Highway 89A Groups between Cottonwood and Sedona:

    Rio Verde Roverett’s, Inc. MP 355-356, Available MP 356-357, Immaculate Conception Parish MP 357-358, Knights of Columbus Council #2493 MP 358-359, Cottonwood Ranch MP 359-360, Sedona Boy Scout Troop #48 MP 360-361, Verde Valley Cyclists MP 361-362, Halau Hula Na-Pua-O-Ka-Lei-‘Ilama MP 362-363, Sedona Car Club MP 363-364, Sedona Pines LLC MP 364-365, Sedona Pines Resort MP 365-366, Central Arizona Masonic #14 Sedona MP 366-367, Sedona Shadows & Sunset Hills MP 367-368, Kiwanis Club of Sedona MP 368-369 and Rotary Club of Sedona MP 369-370.

    Highway 260 Adopt-A-Highway Groups between Cottonwood and Camp Verde:

    Mickles Custom Homes MP89A-207, Verde Village Property Owners Association MP207–209, Cottonwood WalMart Associates MP209–210, Clarkdale Verde Kiwanis MP210–211, In Loving Memory of “Pete” Thompson MP211–212, Yavapai County Inmate Work Crew MP212-213, Faith Lutheran Church MP 213-214, American Legion Family Post #25 MP 214-215, Verde Valley Rotary MP215-216, MHS Marauders Wrestling Team MP216-217, Highlands Resort at Verde Ridge MP217-218, Camp Verde FedEx Ground MP218-219, American Legion Family Post #93 MP 219-220, Friends of Coy Hughes MP 220-221, In Loving Memory of Troy V Krauter MP 221-222, Boy Scout Troop 7193 MP 222-223, Camp Verde Marshall’s Office MP 223-224, Sedona Sky Academy MP 224-225, Verde Valley Archaeology Center MP 225-226, Clear Creek RV Park MP 226-227 and Town Camp Verde Town Council MP 227-228.

  7. I am totally shocked that only two mayors have shown any gratitude for all the efforts in keeping their communities clean and green ( I would be willing to bet my left nut ) that the mayors don’t love accepting awards for having clean communities that sometimes are given !

    All I can say is ( when it comes down to being the true patriots of America ) (Country Serving Folks ) we all know who they are ….thanks Folksville Crew !

  8. Corrections and comments,

    correction, the Camp Verde Town Council sign reads “Camp Verde Town Council”, will other Verde Valley community leaders (Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome) join them?

    Where are our educators on the topic of anti-littering messages? Our educators may have the greatest impact on changing the attitudes of those that litter.

    I’m hoping that the businesses of Yavapai County and those listed below, will reemerge, support and contact one of the local Adopt-A-Highway groups in their area and join Reese’s Tire.

    I have been in contact with the office of Diane Douglas Superintendent of Schools and others, will you do the same by contacting those listed below?

    Office of the Governor
    Arizona Governor Mr. Doug Ducey
    Executive Tower
    1700 West Washington Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 542-4331

    Office of Superintendent of Public Schools
    Ms. Diane Douglas
    1535 West Jefferson Street (Bin#2)
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 542-5460

    Mr. John Halikowski Director ADOT
    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 712-7227

    Patricia Powers-Zermeno ADOT Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator
    C/O Mr. John Halikowski Director ADOT
    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ 85007
    (602) 712-4620

    Folksville USA “America the Beautiful & BagReadyJobs” Supporters

    Supporters Phase 1 (2009-2010)

    Camp Verde, AZ
    Tire Pro Automotive and Verde Solaire Services.

    Cornville, AZ
    Bill & Mary Harrison, Biker Mike and Highlands Resort.

    Cottonwood, AZ
    Reese & Son’s Tire, Tire Pro Automotive, CTS Printing, United Uniforms, Road Runner Recycling, Larry Green Chevrolet (7 veterans), Lewis Rice Accounting, Allegra Design, Randall’s Restaurant,Tri-City Computers-Sedona, AZ, Heartline Café-Sedona, AZ, Rokzoo Screen Printers, Robertson Center PC, Dr. Bill Guth DDS & Mary Guth, Pawn Palace, George Boddy Insurance and Zoomer’s Bike & Gear.

    Sedona, AZ
    Sedona Pines LLC, AZ, Moon Dogs Pizza, Tri-City Computers, Heartline Café, Sedona Healing Vortex and Biddle’s Nursery.

    Miscellaneous Arizona
    High Gear Bike-Prescott and Pawn Palace-Prescott.

    Dave Bell-Farmington, UT, Unger Quality Tools-Bridgeport, CT, BOB Trailer Inc.-Boise, ID, Barry Chapman-Portland, Or, Phil Behrends-Carlsbad, CA and Ritchey Design-San Carlos, CA.

    Supporters Phase 2 (2011-2012)

    Camp Verde, AZ
    Energy Roofers, The Horn Saloon, Thanks a Latte, High Desert Cycle and ATV Services LLC, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6739, Ming House, Wells Fargo Bank, La Fonda Mexican Restaurant, Tax Preparation-E-File Valley Accounting, Camp Verde Auto Parts, Inc., Old World Guns LLC, Yavapai Title Agency, Camp Verde Realty, Arizona Central Land and Home, Ron’s Signs, Camp Verde Feeds & Country Store, Lori’s Lookin’ Good, The Valley View Restaurant, Tierra Verde Builders, The UPS Store, Tire Pro Automotive, Harris Garage Door, Snap Fitness, The Joshua Tree & Landscape Co. and Camp Verde Cycle & Small Engine.

    Cornville, AZ
    Axel’s Auto Repair, Reiner & Yolan Kreuzer, Highlands Resort, Northern Arizona Pump, Graham Robertson, Cornville Pet Clinic, Lois Kellenbenz, Windmill Gardens, Verde Solar Power, Northern Arizona Therapeutic & Medical Massage Center, Red Rock Masonry, Verde Valley Stoneyard & Materials, Wild West Equine, Breakthrough Medicine, Harry’s Hideaway Restaurant and Mr. Rooter.

    Cottonwood, AZ
    My Styles Boutique, The Mattress Center, Sherwood Jewelers, Reese & Sons Tire, Wells Fargo Bank, Nature’s Pantry Café, Caldwell Banker-Mabery Real Estate, The Picture Window Inc., Shadow Mountain Property Management, Larry Amis-veteran, K.A. Cycles & Service, The UPS Store, Brandi’s Kitchen, Hooked On Books, Courtesy Auto Sales-Matt Kightlinger, Main Place Floor and Window Fashions, Solar Works LLC, Gresham Painting & Remodeling, Maria’s Dulceria, Carla’s Pet Grooming, Art Glitter, A Scoop Above, Mr. B’s Music & Electronics, Papa Murphy’s, Home Depot, Mingus Self Storage, Selina & Associates, Tire Pro Automotive, Randall’s Restaurant, Rokzoo Screen Painters & Embroidery, Smoke-N-Guns, T&T Refrigeration Inc., Rockin B Saloon, Suzy Q Designs, Allegra Printing, Tae Kwon Do Unlimited, CTS Office Supply and Verde Events & Tents.

    Flagstaff, AZ
    The Joshua Tree & Landscape Co.

    Sedona, AZ
    Sedona Pines Resort, Sedona Pines LLC, Wells Fargo Bank, Tire Pro Automotive, The Joshua Tree & Landscape Co. and Point of Sedona Gallery.

    Prescott Valley, AZ
    Wells Fargo Banks (2) and Home Depot.

    Prescott, AZ
    Wells Fargo Banks (4) and Errol Sebastien Jr.-Prescott Honda and Home Depot.

    McGuireville, AZ
    Creek Side Grill, Stone Design, Inc., Candy’s Creekside Cottage, Rimrock Resales, McGuireville Tavern, Stone Design, Inc., El Patio Bar & Grille and Reliable Roadside Repair.

    Rimrock, AZ
    Bill Cowan and Allen Reynolds.

    GarboGrabber-Stratford CT, Unger Enterprises, Inc.-Bridgeport,CT, Bob Crockett-Menlo Park,CA and Appraisal Services Co.-Andrews, NC.

    Supporters Phase 3 (2012-2013)

    Camp Verde AZ
    Sweet Grace Restaurant, Sweet Grace Emporium, Camp Verde Promotions, Energy Roofers, Verde Solair, The UPS Store, Camp Verde Reality and Camp Verde Thrift Store

    Cornville AZ
    Grasshopper Grill.

    Cottonwood AZ
    Randall’s Restaurant, Graham’s Auto Sales, Reese’s Tire & Automotive, Pawn Palace, Smoke-N-Gun, Sherwood Jeweler, Allegra Design-Print-Signs, CTS Office Supply and Road Runner Recycling.

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