(Courtesy of Worzalla)

Worzalla employees team up for highway clean-up effort

Metro Wire Staff

A group of volunteers from Worzalla book publishing gathered on May 22 to help clean up the highway.

Volunteer associates from the Stevens Point-based company collected trash, debris, and recyclables from a two-mile stretch of County Hwy. HH.

The company recently adopted the section of the county highway, between County Rd. R and Burbank Rd., through the Portage County Adopt-A-Highway program. The program encourages businesses and organizations to claim a section of highway in their community in an effort to reduce litter, enhance the environment and beauty of area roadsides, and educate the public to properly dispose of litter.

“Since Worzalla has such deep roots in the Portage County community, we thought it fitting to lend our support in beautifying our community through the Adopt-A-Highway program,” said Brianne Petruzalek, Vice President of Human Resources, in a press release on Tuesday. “We appreciate the associates and their family members who came together to organize and participate in this volunteer opportunity.”

Worzalla’s Adopt-A-Highway cleanup was organized by Worzalla’s PeopleConnect Crew, a team of Worzalla associates who plan an annual calendar of activities focused on associate appreciation and community involvement throughout the year.

Worzalla participated in other community outreach efforts, including donating books to libraries and schools, sponsoring literacy and learning events, participating in community-wide fundraisers and charity events, and printing a variety of popular children’s books.

Worzalla is located at 3535 Jefferson St. More information is available at Worzalla.com.