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400+ Volunteers Team with Brightside and Chase to Beautify Louisville for Derby Visitors

Wednesday April 25, 2007

Mayor Jerry Abramson today kicked off the Brightside/Chase Pre-Derby Cleanup, as more than 400 volunteers fanned out across downtown to pick up litter, pull weeds and spread mulch.

“The Pre-Derby Cleanup has been an annual tradition for more than 10 years,” Abramson said. “Our citizens always come together, roll up their sleeves and partner with us to help our city sparkle for our Derby guests.”

Volunteers represented more than 40 local businesses and organizations and worked in several areas of downtown. Brightside provided volunteers with work gloves and T-shirts and YUM! Brands/KFC provided free lunch for volunteers in Jefferson Square before the cleanup.

Chase, a long-time supporter of Brightside, is title sponsor of the Pre-Derby Cleanup.

Organizations with volunteers participating in the cleanup include:

Actors Theatre of Louisville


Atlas Brown Inc.


BOMA Louisville

Bright Horizons

Buschemeyer’s Brown Hotel

Business First

BuzzWorx Coffee & Espresso


Classie Car Care

Commonwealth Bank & Trust

D&W Silks

E. Broadway Business Assoc.

Ferrari & Fogle PLLC

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

Green Thumb

Hanley & Castagno

HNTB Corporation

Hyatt Regency Louisville

Housing Partnership Inc.

International Facility

Management Assoc.

J.R. Ernst Co.

Jefferson Trial Courts

Kentucky Commission on

Human Rights

Kentucky Opera

Kindred Healthcare

Louisville Metro Government

MetaCyte Business Lab

Metro United Way

Mountjoy & Bressler LLP

Muhammad Mosque

Nativity Academy

Parking Authority of River City

PGKL Laboratories

Ra Custom Jewelry

Robert H. Clarkson Insurance

Seelbach Hilton

Seven Counties Services

Skyline Exhibits Kentucky

Street Stoppers-Sharing

the Goodness

U.S. Bankruptcy Court