S.A.L. volunteer over two decades of litter cleanup
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
Members and volunteers with the Sons of the American Legion (S.A.L.) in Tamaqua spent numerous hours over the weekend cleaning both sides of SR209 between Coaldale and Tamaqua. In addition to collecting over 35 bags of trash, they removed many tires and large pieces of construction materials. Volunteers pointed out that they adopted the road over two decades ago and routinely pick up trash throughout the year. They also gave credit for their dedication to Robert Matula, who started the Sons of the American Legion in Tamaqua. Tamaqua Sons of the American Legion members and volunteers from left are Connor Miller, 15; Trevor Miller, Sgt. at Arms; Keith Oliphant, 2nd Vice Commander; Ritchie Linkhorst, Commander; and Gary Ristila, finance officer.