‘Hooligans’ again do part in cleanup effort

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Warren Hooligans have cleaned up their adopted stretch of Hemlock Road again.

The Warren Hooligans — full name The Unstable Hooligans Roadway Crew — were at it again last week.

The Hooligans are comprised of a group of friends that camp together and hang out.

Twice a year, for the last two years, they clean up while they hang out.

The Hooligans adopted 2 miles of Hemlock Road in 2021. They get together twice a year to keep their stretch looking shiny and new.

“It’s a very satisfying feeling when we are all done,” Hooligan Rob DeVaul said. “We thoroughly enjoy doing it.”

The Hooligans’ last cleanup was in June. Since then, someone took the opportunity to throw shower doors off the side of the road, he said.

Individuals, families, and groups — like the Hooligans — may sign up to adopt a section of highway at no cost by calling (814) 723-3500. PennDOT provides bags, vests, and gloves. The adopter agrees to pick up at least twice a year.

There are about 120 groups that have adopted Warren County highway miles, but that leaves plenty of miles available.

“We’re doing our little part for Mother Earth,” DeVaul said.


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