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Pike County wins PRIDE volunteerism award

The Pike County PRIDE Clean Community Board accepted the county's trophy as Runner Up in recruiting volunteers during the 2015 PRIDE Spring Cleanup. Photo by Jeanne Robinson.

The Pike County PRIDE Clean Community Board accepted the county’s trophy as Runner Up in recruiting volunteers during the 2015 PRIDE Spring Cleanup. Photo by Jeanne Robinson.

Pike County received a PRIDE trophy on Oct. 5, 2015, for outstanding volunteerism.

Among 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky, Pike County was the Runner Up in recruiting volunteers during the 2015 PRIDE Spring Cleanup.

Pike County recruited 846 Spring Cleanup volunteers. The county’s Spring Cleanup efforts netted 221 tons of trash, 5,323 bags of trash and 75 tires.

“On behalf of PRIDE, I congratulate Pike County for bringing together so many cleanup volunteers,” said PRIDE’s Becky Calhoun. She presented a trophy to the Pike County PRIDE Clean Community Board, an all-volunteer group that promotes environmental cleanup and education locally.

“I want to thank the local officials who organized Pike County’s Spring Cleanup campaign, as well as all the volunteers who participated,” Calhoun said. “Thank you for making our region a cleaner, more beautiful place to live.”

“A strong volunteer spirit, like you have here in Pike County, is a big advantage,” Calhoun said. “When volunteers pull together, they can make a long-lasting impact on their community and environment.”

“October is Roadside PRIDE Month, and I encourage volunteers to pick up litter near their homes, churches and businesses,” Calhoun added. “As visitors drive here to see our gorgeous fall scenery, it is a great time to make our roads look their best.”

During the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup, communities organize cleanup activities and recruit volunteers to remove litter. They receive cleaning supplies from PRIDE, a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental cleanup and education in the region.

The 2015 PRIDE Spring Cleanup was sponsored by Outdoor Venture Corporation, Walmart and Waste Management of Kentucky.

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