Monday, March 11, 2019
St. John the Baptist Parish - Over a hundred volunteers including residents, community organizations, government agencies, churches, schools and businesses participated in the Annual Spring Clean Sweep event on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The event is organized bi-annually by St. John the Baptist Parish Officials and the “Keep St. John Beautiful” Committee to promote community beautification.
Parish President Natalie Robottom and Keep St. John Beautiful Committee Chairman Za Maurin welcomed volunteers on Saturday as they gathered at Thomas F. Daley Memorial (Hwy. 51 Park) to kick off the cleanup and gather supplies. All participants received garbage bags, gloves, t-shirts, masks and trash clamps in support of the efforts.
The Clean Sweep committee also assigned volunteers to major thoroughfares throughout the parish for clean-up if they had not chosen an area for cleanup. More than 50 trash bags were picked up and volunteers returned to the park for jambalaya, drinks and merriment to celebrate a great day. Special thanks to the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office for keeping close watch on volunteers as they cleaned up. “It is important to lead anti-littering efforts every day and make community cleanliness a habit,” said Parish President Robottom.
For anti-littering tips and efforts, please visit the “Keep America Beautiful” website at www.kab.org. The Parish recycle yard, located at 1801 West Airline Highway behind the Percy Hebert Building is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Recycle bins are also located at the following facilities: Edgard Courthouse, Garyville Service Center, Health and Human Services Office, St. Andrews Fire Station, and Pleasure Bend Fire Station.