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Flood proclaims: “It’s Okolona Spring Clean-up Time” on Saturday, May 16th

Monday May 11, 2009

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

Once again, Councilwoman Madonna Flood (D-24) is providing a unique way for non-profit groups to raise money for their organization and at the same time help make the Okolona Spring Clean-up a success.

“Every year, we have volunteers and groups come out to help us pick up trash and clean up our streets and parks.” says Flood. “When you consider the tight economy, many groups are looking for ways to raise funds and this helps them and Okolona at the same time.

The 2009 Okolona Spring Clean-up gets underway on Saturday, May 16th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Volunteers will start at the parking lot of Southern High School.

For any 501 C group in the Okolona area, Flood is offering prizes based on how many volunteers will come out and cleanup with your group.

The prizes are awarded as follows:

$750 for first place

$500 for second

$300 for third

Also this year, any Okolona 501-C3 group that pre-registers with Councilwoman Flood’s office and brings 25 volunteers, will be awarded $200.

All groups wishing to qualify for prizes must pre-register at 574-1124 or be at Southern High School by 8:30 a.m. on May 16th to register. All members of the group must sign-in on clean-up day to be counted toward the total.

“In years past, we have had some very large groups turn out to help,” says Flood. “I suspect that will be the case this year but I want everyone to come out and show your pride in our community.”

Once the clean-up is over, the Councilwoman will treat all volunteers to a cook –out at Southern High School.

Assisting Flood with the clean-up are Louisville Metro Brightside, Meijer, Waste Management, MSD, The Kentucky Department of Highways, White Castel and the Okolona Business and Professional Association.

Metro Animal Services and the S.P.O.T. program will also conduct an adoption program during the Okolona Spring Clean-up in the parking lot of Southern High School. All animals are spayed/neutered, micro chipped, licensed, vaccinated and ready for new a loving family. Adoption fees range from $50 - $250.

For more information, contact Councilwoman Flood’s Office at 574-1124.

Madonna Flood (D) 24