City earns 4th in ‘Cleanest’ contest

Published 4:37 am Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The city of Bogalusa finished in fourth place in its division in the state-wide “Cleanest City” competition this year.

Bogalusa Director of Parks and Recreation Landon Tims received a call at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday from contest chairman Jean Gilstrap, letting him know Bogalusa’s result.

“After winning our district and competing on the state level I am proud of what we accomplished this year after a decade absence in the competition,” Tims said. “Everyone in the city of Bogalusa worked extremely hard this year to clean up our city. We look forward to competing again next year with more experience and more time to accomplish our goal of winning and becoming the cleanest city in the state. “

Mayor Wendy Perrette, who went all out for the contest as well, said, “So many people pitched in to help this year for the cleanest city contest. We shouldn’t need a contest to keep our city clean. However, I’m proud of what we accomplished, and I’m proud of everyone in in our community who pitched in to help keep our city clean.
“I look forward to participating in the contest for many years to come.”

In Bogalusa’s division, Pineville took first place, Abbeville finished second, and Jennings took third place.

Top finishers in other divisions included Jean Lafitte and Lake Charles (first place); Abita Springs and Monroe (second place); Haynesville and Alexandria (third place); and Delcambre (fourth place).

Bogalusa will receive a critique from the contest within the next two weeks.