St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Registration Open for Fall Clean Sweep Event

Registration Open for Fall Clean Sweep Event

Friday, September 5, 2014

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – St. John the Baptist Parish and the Keep St. John Beautiful Committee are gearing up for the Fall Clean Sweep scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014.

Clean Sweep is a parish wide clean-up day involving hundreds of volunteers from schools, government agencies, churches, civic organizations, home-owner associations and industry.  The fall event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the Highway 51 Park with distribution of garbage bags, gloves, trash clamps and t-shirts. 

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.  In appreciation of the volunteers and their commitment to keeping St. John beautiful, free food, refreshments, and music will be provided following the clean-up activities at the Highway 51 Park.    

Groups and individuals interested in participating are asked to sign up in advance at or contact Dana Milioto at 985-652-9569 to reserve specific neighborhoods or public areas.  Supplies can be picked up in advance on Friday, September 19 at the Percy Hebert Building from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on Saturday, September 20 at Highway 51 Park.

Register for the 36th Annual Andouille Run on Sunday, October 19 starting at 8:00 a.m. at Hwy 51 Park in LaPlace to continue the fight against litter. Proceeds from the 5 mile run and 2 mile run/walk will benefit the "Keep St. John Beautiful" campaign. Download a registration form at

Schedule of Events:

8:30 a.m.

Welcome & Distribution Supplies at Hwy 51 Park

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Clean Sweep throughout the Parish

11:30 a.m.

Music Food & Refreshments at Hwy 51 Park