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PRIDE Spring Cleanup set

Letcher County will join in southern and eastern Kentucky’s 11th annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup from April 5 through April 19. During the two-week Spring Cleanup, local governments organize events for volunteers to pick up litter. PRIDE provides cleanup supplies, as well as free T-shirts for the volunteers, while supplies last.

Letcher County Judge/Executive Jim Ward recently signed a proclamation that described the Spring Cleanup as a chance for local government and citizens to team up to clean the community.

“The annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup is an opportunity for residents to demonstrate personal responsibility by volunteering to pick up trash in their communities and by taking advantage of free trash disposal services,” according to the proclamation.

“I encourage all citizens of Letcher County to get involved in helping to keep our community clean,” Ward concluded.

Individuals and groups who want to volunteer can visit www.kypride.org to see a list of cleanup events already scheduled in the area. They also can work with the local PRIDE coordinator to plan additional cleanups.

Businesses can support the local Spring Cleanup by donating money or door prizes and food for volunteer appreciation picnics. The PRIDE coordinator in Letcher County is Gary Cornett, (606) 633-7583. City of Fleming-Neon residents can call David Vanover at (606) 855- 9685. McRoberts residents can call Jim Scott at (606) 832-4789.

Eastern Kentucky PRIDE is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in 38 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky. It was founded in 1997 by Congressman Hal Rogers and Kentucky Secretary of Natural Resources James Bickford.

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