Johnny Horizon day still going strong in Twin Falls County


By Jay Michaels

Twin Falls, Idaho - Johnny Horizon Day is a community-wide clean up day that began as a suggestion by the bureau of land management in 1969, to clean up America by its 200th birthday in 1976; 41 years later, the local Johnny Horizon Day is still going strong.

According to Director Rick Novacek, Twin Falls Parks and Waterways, “The county commissioners waive the landfill fees for that day, so there's no cost involved, just to help clean up the county.”

Novacek says Twin Falls County provides all of the garbage bags for Johnny Horizon Day, while more than an estimated two thousand volunteers will provide the labor to help pick up trash in Twin Falls County.

He says, “We provide two trucks, Twin Falls Canal Company provides a truck, and Twin Falls Highway District provides a truck for the east end of the county, and then Buhl Highway District does the west end of the county to go back around and pick those bags up.”

Novacek says after the cleanup effort wraps up, volunteers will eat lunch at the Filer Fairgrounds, the Red Barrel in Castleford, and the Murtaugh LDS Church beginning at 11 am this Saturday.

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