Museum of Litter to be Held April 20


Sheriff Mike Breedlove and Mayor McCarver with CCC High School entry in 2018


-Cheatham County School District


The Iris Tennessee Cheatham Museum of Litter will be held on Tuesday, April 20 at the Sycamore Square Government Center on Frey Street in Ashland City.

Originally scheduled for April 2020, the Iris Tennessee Cheatham Museum of Litter had to be postponed for one year due to COVID-19. This project is sponsored by the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office, The Keenan Group, and Let’s Talk Trash News.

The following schools will be represented this year with wooden iris structures: Cheatham County Central High School, Harpeth High School, Cheatham Middle School, Harpeth Middle School, Sycamore High School, Sycamore Middle School, East Cheatham Elementary School, West Cheatham Elementary School, Pleasant View Elementary School, Kingston Springs Elementary School and Pegram Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School.

The wooden iris structures were built by Johnny Staggs at Sycamore High School and then delivered to each school to be decorated with only found litter. This art project helps to create a continuing awareness as to the litter that is found all over our county.

The iris masterpieces will be displayed in the lobby at the Sycamore Square Government Center for public voting all day Friday, April 16 and Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20 until noon. You can also vote on the “Let’s Talk Trash” Facebook page.

You can vote for Best of Show, Most Beautiful, Most Creative, Best Use of Litter and Most Colorful.

The Museum of Litter will begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. The public auction will begin at 4:45 p.m. All auction funds raised will go directly to each school. Awards will be presented just before the auction.