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April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month

Spring-Cleanup-Image-2016April is PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in 42 counties of southern and eastern Kentucky.

The month-long cleanup campaign is your chance to demonstrate personal responsibility by volunteering to pick up litter along roadsides and local tourist attractions. When you join the team of Spring Cleanup volunteers, you will:

  • Improve your community’s appearance
  • Have fun with friends and family while working together in the great outdoors
  • Inspire others to dispose of trash properly
  • Prove you are proud to call this region home

“‘No Place Like Home’ is our Spring Cleanup theme this year, and it’s time to give our hometown a spring cleaning,” said Tammie Wilson of PRIDE, the nonprofit organization that began the region’s tradition of an annual Spring Cleanup in 1998.

“PRIDE is all about appreciating the beauty of our region and taking personal responsibility for your corner of it,” Wilson said. “When you look at it that way, you realize that spring cleaning outside your house or business or church is just as important as spring cleaning inside.”

PRIDE will provide trash bags and gloves to volunteers who want to pick up litter and dispose of it with their own trash. For assistance, please call the PRIDE office, toll free, at 888-577-4339.

Volunteers are encouraged to contact their local PRIDE Coordinator after they pick up litter and dispose of it with their trash. The coordinator will add the volunteer hours to the city or county’s Spring Cleanup tally. PRIDE will recognize the region’s cities and counties with the most Spring Cleanup volunteers.

The region-wide PRIDE Spring Cleanup is sponsored by Outdoor Venture Corporation, Walmart, East Kentucky Power Cooperative and the Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors, Inc.

To find your PRIDE Coordinator, click your county on the map at http://kypride.org/service-area/.

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