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Cleanup day in District A was a big success

I, Councilwoman Gloria Kates, would like to share that our Seventh Annual District A Clean Day on Sat, March 27, 2021 was a success. A special thank you to our participants: Larry Brown, Tim Burris, Gloria Kates, Thomas Kates, Andrew Laurent, Glendora McEleve, Jerry, Joel Miller Sr., Jennifer Nelson, Chris Penton, Regina Powell, Patrick Rhodes, Eric Yarbrough, Stephanie Yarbrough, and the Washington Parish Community Service team: Ms Hillary, McMillan and Mr. Beck. This year there was a concentration in District A in the areas of high litter around Ann St., Austin St., Bayer St, Church st College St., Convenience St., Dauphine St., Davis St., North Border Dr., North Royal St., Poplas St, Redmond St., Seal St., just to name a few of areas visited.

Many residents adopted a block and adopted their own property to clean up. Reportedly, residents Joel Miller Jr. and Terrence May have volunteered to clean up numerous properties in the Poplas area. In addition, the Baptiste Family, Hill Jones Family, Breaux Family, Boris Brown, Hebert Lewis, Magee Family, Mon Morris, and many others participated by adopting a site.

A special thanks again to Amwaste Management (trash was full in one and one fourth of the 30-foot roll-off dumpsters); Keep Louisiana Beautiful for donating face masks, hand sanitizer, trash bags and car stickers; Standard of Bogalusa Housing Clean Up Crew at Oak Hill Housing and Redmond Heights Housing sites, Joe Black (Quality Care), and Ms. Robin for her kindness of water on North Border Dr.

The event was from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch following. All are appreciated for this much needed and on-going task.

A final note on congratulations to the cemetery cleanup held on Saturday as well. Let’s clean it ALL up.

Gloria Kates is the Bogalusa City Council member for District A.

(To see more photos from this event, pick up the weekend edition, April 10-11, 2021, of The Daily News).