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Councilman James puts out the call for volunteers for Brightside cleanup of District 6

Monday March 21, 2011

For Immediate release
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/26-3622

In his first spring cleanup as Councilman, David James is putting out the call for volunteers for the community wide Brightside Cleanup in District 6 on March 26th.

“We have many groups who have organized cleanups of alleys, lots and other areas throughout Old Louisville, the California Neighborhood and U of L,” says James. “I will be joining them as we work to keep our neighborhoods clean.”

The Councilman will join a group of volunteers at 9:00am at Wheatley Elementary in the California Neighborhood. The group plans to focus its attention in the area surrounding the school on Gallagher and West St. Catherine Streets. The cleanup work also includes the Dixie Highway strip around West St. Catherine.

Coffee and doughnuts will be provided before the cleanup gets under way.

“It is important that areas around our schools are free of trash and garbage. It builds pride,” says James. “We also know of three other areas that could use any able bodied volunteers who would like to come out and lend a hand,” says James.

Those three areas include 15th Street stretch between Broadway and Hill,

South Central Park extending to Lillian and Colorado Ave and the square area between Hill, 2nd, Floyd, and Cardinal Blvd.

The District 6 office is also aware of other organized teams who will be out in force on March 26th. Councilman James encourages anyone who lives nearby any of these locations to come help out:

Central Park

7th-8th St. KY and Broadway

West Oaks, 4th-6th, Garvin Place

15th/KY, Prentice, Garland to 18th

1100 and 1200 block S. 1st

2nd St, 1st St., Broadway, Jacob, College

University of Louisville

Gallagher St.

St. Joseph St. 200 block alleys and Oak to St. Catherine

1400 block of 8th

“Many people all over Metro Louisville will be helping Brightside make our communities, clean and safe,” says James. “I want to thank the people who are helping us get organized and I look forward to joining these volunteers on Saturday.”

For more information about Brightside Cleanups in District 6, call Councilman James’ office at 574-1106.

David James