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Military fraternity members clean up their adopted roadway in Vicksburg



Retired U.S. Army Col. Doril Sanders led a group of military fraternity members to clean up a stretch of MS 27. Photo by David Day, Vicksburg Daily News.

Members of a military fraternity are putting in some volunteer hours to keep Vicksburg beautiful.

Starting around 7:30 a.m. today, retired U.S. Army Col. Doril Sanders and eight of his brothers in the Kappa Lamda Chi fraternity set out to clean up their adopted two-mile portion of Mississippi Highway 27.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation approved the roadway adoption in April of 2018, Sander said, and since then, fraternity members have come out every 90 days or so to make sure the roadway is free of litter and looking sharp.

The fraternity includes members of all branches of the U.S. military—active duty, veterans or reserve—and is dedicated to public service and giving back to their communities.

“Our mission is to empower and mentor young people to grow, and also for the community to grow,” Sanders said.

See our interview with Sanders on our Facebook page.

For information on the Adopt-a-Highway program, visit the MDOT website.

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