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Metro Newsroom

2008 Southwest Pride Cleanup set for Saturday

Thursday October 23, 2008

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

Homeowners, business people, children and adults will be among the hundreds of volunteers who will answer the call of the Southwest Pride Community Cleanup on Saturday, October 25th.

“We are fortunate to have so many people and groups who continue to make our community a special place to live and work,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). This Cleanup is one of the most successful of the Brightside community wide cleanups in the fall.”

Volunteers will gather at the GFS Marketplace, 7438 Dixie Highway on Saturday and then fan out across the area to pick up litter and trash along roadways and other areas.

“The organizers of this event have everything ready to go,” says Councilman Bob Henderson (D-14). “I want to encourage everyone who has some free time on Saturday to come out and help us.”

The Cleanup will get underway from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Everything needed for the cleanup will be provided, including coffee and doughnuts. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the largest group of cleaners. Groups of 15 or more will receive $100 and an additional prize will be given for the largest group.

The Southwest Pride Community Cleanup is sponsored by the Pleasure Ridge Park Businesses Association, the Shively Area Business Association and Brightside. Blackwell and Henderson are also sponsors of the event.

“We have seen how many people have helped out their neighbors with the recent storm damage,” says Blackwell. “I am not surprised because when you live in a community that cares, you will always have people willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

For more information about the Southwest Pride Community Cleanup, contact Kathy Graham at 447-3079.

Rick Blackwell (D) 12
Bob Henderson (D) 14