"It was amazing how much trash was in there," he said.
The couple puts in about 20 hours a week maintaining the road from North Booth Road to the Orchard Square Shopping Center. They occasionaly enlist the help of a few of their 11 grandchildren, but the bulk of the work remains their own.
"We get a lot of honks and thumbs up as people go by," Ernie Ruda said.
Those interested in adopting a roadway as a volunteer should call 770-528-1135 or go to KCB Home Page for more information.