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Southwest Pride Fall Community Clean up set for Saturday, October 22nd

Thursday October 20, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/ 526-3622

Over the years, it is an event that continues to grow because of the dedication of countless volunteers and organizers who want to build pride in a community. This Saturday, those volunteers will again make their mark for the Southwest Pride Community Clean up on Saturday.

“It never ceases to amaze me how our community comes together for a common goal,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “Two times a year, many who live here say we want to keep our part of Metro Louisville clean.”

Once again, the Southwest Pride Community Cleanup will kick off on Saturday, October 22nd 9:00 am to 12:00am. Volunteers will meet at 10719 Dixie Highway next to Kroger’s in Valley Station.

Blackwell, along with Councilmen Bob Henderson (D-14) and David Yates (D-25) encourage everyone to come out and join the dedicated volunteers.

“This clean up is a great way for the community to come together for a good cause,” says Henderson. “You will find homeowners, businesses people, students and volunteers young and old.”

This year, a $300 cash prize will be given to the group that has the most volunteers on hand for the cleanup. The prize money is being funded by Councilmen Blackwell, Henderson and Yates. All volunteers will be given a t-shirt, gloves, tools and trash bags for the cleanup.

“I think new volunteers will learn just how dedicated others are to making a difference in our communities,” says Yates. “The Southwest Pride Community clean up shows young and old can work together and make all of our communities a better place to live.”

For more information about the Southwest Pride Community Cleanup, contact Councilman Blackwell’s Office at 574-1112, Councilman Henderson’s Office at 574-1114 or Councilman Yates Office at 574-1125.

Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Bob Henderson (D) 14
David Yates (D) 25