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Welch announces 'Clean Sweep" for District 13 Saturday. March 28th

Tuesday March 24, 2009

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

From Holsclaw Hill to Blevins Gap; New Cut Road to Palatka and throughout Fairdale, residents of District 13 are planning to roll up their sleeves and join thousands of other volunteers across Metro Louisville for the 2009 Brightside Spring Cleanup.

“I look forward to being out there with these great residents,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch, who represents the District. “I am very proud to have so many of our residents showing pride in District 13 by helping to keep it clean!”

Four key groups have volunteers ready for the Saturday March 28th cleanup. Here are the groups and their key coordinators:

Holsclaw Hill Blockwatch group--Sandy Tucker,

Lonesome Hollow/Blevins Gap group--Janice Ray,

Fairdale Community School--Michelle Burgan,

Auburndale United - Ray Whitener - includes Auburndale Neighborhood Association, Candlelight Neighborhood Association, Scottsdale Neighborhood Association, Kenwood Heights Christian Church, and Lassiter Middle School,

“The neighborhood leaders in Auburndale have gone above and beyond the call of duty to arrange this united effort to involve our hope of 150 people attending this joint event,” says Welch.

The Auburndale group will start at their respective locations and fan out through their respective areas to sweep the entire New Cut Road Corridor from Palatka Rd to Outer Loop. When the work is completed the Auburndale group will meet at Lassiter Middle School for a cookout and rally. The school is planning an Open House for their greenhouse and environmental program. There will also be a student plant sale.

There are students and parents from two schools totaling about 120 volunteers who have signed up to help in the effort to clean up.

“I look forward to being out there with these great residents and offering them treats to start their day!,” says Welch.

Councilwoman Welch will travel the area checking on the various volunteers and will be supplying refreshments to the volunteers. She is also a cosponsor of the cook out at Lassiter at the end of the cleanup.

For more information about the various cleanup activities in District 13 and how to get involved, Contact Councilwoman Welch’s office at 574-1113.

Sponsor:
Vicki Aubrey Welch (D) 13