Old Town’s Neighborhood All-Volunteer Cleanup Crew
By Louise Muth, The Zebra
Marjorie Scott knows that being a long-term resident of Alexandria since 1976 also means being a part of caring for its upkeep. For almost a year, she has been carrying a dustpan and broom in her car and picking up the trash and cigarette butts she sees in Old Town. Through the Adopt-A-Block program, Marjorie adopted Prince Street between Union Street and the Potomac River, and in these blocks alone, she has removed almost one hundred cigarette butts at a time from sidewalk cracks using sticks and an enormous amount of trash.