St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Clean Up Events Scheduled for Keep St. John Beautiful Month

Clean Up Events Scheduled for Keep St. John Beautiful Month

Monday, April 7, 2014

St. John the Baptist Parish – St. John the Baptist Parish officials and the Keep St. John Beautiful Committee will honor Keep St. John Beautiful Month by promoting a cleaner more beautiful community with the “Leaders Against Litter” statewide event and the 8th Annual Spring Clean Sweep.

To kick off cleanup efforts, fifty local elected officials and community leaders including Parish President Natalie Robottom will join over 600 leaders across the state for the Leaders Against Litter “Golden Litter Grab” on Friday, April 11 to bring awareness to the litter problem in Louisiana. Sponsored by Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, in conjunction with Keep Louisiana Beautiful and Volunteer Louisiana, the Golden Litter Grab will bring Louisiana leaders together to help beautify and clean their individual towns on the same morning.

The Keep St. John Beautiful committee, including Chairman Tom Daley and member Greg “Za” Maurin assembled a local team of leaders to join in cleanup efforts Friday morning in St John Parish. The group will travel beginning at 9:00 a.m. from the River Parishes Chamber of Commerce Building in LaPlace to the Percy Hebert Government Building collecting litter using golden grabbers and wearing gold t-shirts. Later that day, the Lt. Governor will announce the total results of all clean-up efforts statewide at a press conference at the State Capitol and encourage leaders to sign a pledge against littering.

The 8th Annual St. John Spring Clean Sweep will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will consist of a parish wide clean-up day involving government agencies, neighborhood associations, civic groups, schools, and churches. The Clean Sweep Committee has targeted major thoroughfares for cleaning, but encourages residents to clean areas around their homes and businesses. Churches and neighborhood associations are also asked to pitch in with a focus on neighborhoods in which they are located.  All participants are invited back to the Hwy 51 Park at 11:30 a.m. for free food, refreshments, and a group photo in appreciation of the volunteer work and commitment to keeping St. John beautiful. 

Please contact Dana Milioto in advance at 985-652-9569 to reserve specific neighborhoods or public areas to clean.  Supplies can be picked up in advance on Friday, April 11 at the Percy Hebert Building or on the morning of Saturday, April 12 at the Highway 51 Park.