The Thornton Family Reach 27 years of Adopt-A-Mile Participation
In 1990, Carl Thornton began working with the Adopt-a-Mile program in Lamar County, Alabama with an ambitious goal to have 100% of the state and county highways in the county adopted through the Adopt-a-Mile program. He personally demonstrated his committement to a litter-free Alabama by adopting mile 217 of Highway 17 just south of Vernon, Alabama. He, with the help of his wife Judy and son, Carl II, have tirelessly maintained that stretch of Alabama highway for 27 years.
Carl, Judy, and Carl II were featured in the Lamar County Newspaper, The Lamar Democrat, story highlighting Lamar County's achievement of being the first Alabama county to have 100% of the state highways in the county adopted through the Adopt-a-Mile program. (Wed. Nov 21, 1990)