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November 26, 2021

District A : 7th Annual Fall Clean Up Day

Submitted by Bogalusa Councilwoman District A Gloria Kates

I would like to share that our 7th Annual District A Fall Clean Day on Saturday, November 20 , 2021 was a success. A special thank you to our participates: Larry Brown, Gloria Kates, Thomas Kates, Andrew Laurent, Glendora McEleve, Regina Powell, the Bogalusa HS Jr ROTC under the Direction of First SG Rogers and Lt Col Harris (Cadets names: Wilson Glover , Raven Lee, Gregory Brown, Robin Williams, Mariah miles. Katerina Harry, Adam Doty, Ashton Williams, Dany Duong, Tyler Williams and Albert Jones). Also, City Court of Bogalusa Community Service team Ms. Hillary, Mr. McMillan and staff of four; The City of Bogalusa Public Works Department in their manicuring our vacant lots and securing ditch cleaning throughout the district , and Public Works and Parks Directors in requesting that Washington Parish Sheriff's Office Corrections Department for the preparation of the event. 

There was a concentration in District A in the areas of high litter, branches, and tires around Austin St, Bayer St, N Border, Church St.,, College St., Cobourne St., Dauphine St., Davis St.,, Louisiana Ave., Peters St., Poplas St, Redmond St, Seal St., Second Ave., Second St. and Wabash St., just to name a few of areas visited throughout District A . 

Many residents adopted a block and adopted their own property to clean up. Reportedly, resident Joel Miller, Jr. participated in a joint effort with the Burris, Williams, along with myself, as well as  numerous individual projects to clean up properties in the Poplas Area. In addition the Batiste , Brown, Burris, Williams families, and many others participated by adopting a site.

A special thanks again to Amwaste Management for allowing the project usage of 30 ft roll-off dumpsters, Keep Louisiana Beautiful for donating hand sanitizer, and car stickers, and LA Minority Health for face mask donations. 

The event was from 08:30 AM to Noon with lunch following. All are appreciated for this much needed and ongoing task. 

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