Friday, March 18, 2016
St. John the Baptist Parish – St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom and Council will join the Keep St. John Beautiful Committee at Tuesday night’s Council Meeting to proclaim April as Keep St. John Beautiful (KSJB) Month. To kick off beautification efforts, Parish President Natalie Robottom, Judge Sterling Snowdy, KSJB Committee Chairman Greg “Za” Maurin and numerous community leaders led the anti-littering efforts with the Leaders Against Litter Golden Litter Grab Friday morning. Sponsored by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, the group picked up more than 20 bags of litter on Airline Hwy. in LaPlace from the River Region Chamber of Commerce Building to the Percy Hebert Building.
On Saturday, April 23, 2016 clean-up efforts will continue during the Annual Spring Clean Sweep which will consist of a parish wide clean-up day involving many government agencies, neighborhood associations, civic groups, schools, and churches. The Spring event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial (Hwy 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 volunteers 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 Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park. Groups and individuals wanting to participate are asked to sign up in advance at sjbparish.com or contact the office 985-652-9569 to reserve specific neighborhoods or public areas.
In addition, St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes industries will host the annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The goal of this event is to provide households an opportunity to properly dispose or recycle materials that are inappropriate for curbside pickup including paint, tires, used oil, batteries, scrap metal, appliances, electronics, etc. The collection location in St. John the Baptist Parish is at the Plaza LaPlace Shopping Center at 1921 Airline Highway in LaPlace, also known as the New Wine Ministries parking lot.