SNOW HILL, Md. — Family, community members and city officials have come together for an Adopt-A-Highway service project honoring the legacy of Fannie Birckhead.
The day included a 2-mile cleanup in an effort to keep the area clean, as the day’s namesake was passionate about service and generosity.
There was also an overwhelming turnout, which we are told is a result of Birckhead’s tremendous impact in the community.
She served on city council and briefly as acting mayor.
She died in February, but family members tell 47ABC that it’s events like Saturday’s that keep her legacy and memory alive. “Throughout her life she was always a pioneer and did her best in everything she did,” said her daughter Janeen Birckhead.
“It is truly a heartfelt feeling that so many people show up today on their beautiful Saturday to pick up trash in Worcester County. It’s a beautiful 2 mile walk and I hope as they come out they reflect on what it means to her and their own community to keep her beautiful.
After cleaning, the day ended with a barbecue.
The family tells us they are grateful that the community has come out as they have to show their support.