Once a year, folks converge on Lake Hiwassee in Murphy NC for an event known as “The Big Sweep.” It’s a noble event with a single goal – to remove trash from the shore of one of Murphy’s best kept secrets.
The 2012 Lake Hiwassee Big Sweep was this past Saturday at the Hanging Dog Campground. Albeit a rainy day, especially in the morning, about 60 or so dedicated people showed up and raked in a huge pile of trash! As you can see from the picture, it’s quite a bit of trash. The stockpile included a couple dozen tires, an old refrigerator (how’d that get in the lake?!?!), LOTS of plastic bottles, glass bottles, and other general junk. There’s no telling where it all comes from, I just know there’s a whole lot less out there. And in fact, there was approximately 15,000 pounds of trash removed!
It’s a great event that’s a lot of fun! You get to spend time with friends, make new ones, get on one of the prettiest lakes you’ve ever seen, and make a positive impact. A good customer and friend, Mike Briggs, even joined us before his house hunting trip! Even he thought it was a great trip and wants to go to it next year. It’s a great cause, so we certainly would love to see you there next year!