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2012 Southwest Pride Cleanup set for Saturday, October 27th

Monday October 22, 2012

For Immediate release:
Louisville Metro Council
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137 /526-3622

Louisville – 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 27th.

“We continue to see many people and groups who volunteer to make our community a special place to live and work,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “This event has grown to be one of the most successful of the Brightside community wide cleanups.”

Volunteers will gather at 7053 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. A prize of $500 will be awarded to the largest group with 30 or more volunteers. Then $250 will be given to the second and the $150 to the third.

Registration for the cleanup begins at 8:30am on site.

The Southwest Pride Community Cleanup is sponsored by the Pleasure Ridge Park Businesses Association and Brightside. Blackwell, Henderson and Councilman David Yates (D-25) are also sponsors of the event.

“The Southwest Community has a great spirit and dedication to the community and this cleanup,” says Yates. “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 Kim Leanhart at 502-367-3880 or by email at

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